New York Mets fans have been waiting on pins and needles since first baseman Pete Alonso left in the ninth inning of Thursday's game. The All-Star slugger was hit by a pitch up near his head and immediately helped to the dugout, but the good news is that he passed concussion protocol.
Pete Alonso Injury Update
Alonso told reporters after the Mets' first win of the year that the only consequence was a busted lip. That has to be relieving for manager Buck Showalter to hear after he saw one of his stars go down. The 95 mph fastball from Mason Thompson initially hit Alonso in the shoulder before the face guarding on his helmet.
All signs point to Alonso returning the lineup on Friday. That is a huge boost considering the 27-year-old led the team with 37 home runs, 94 RBI and 81 runs scored during the 2021 season. Overall, he owns a career slash line of .257/.348/.542 and has been a staple in the middle of the batting order.
The Mets will take on the Washington Nationals in the second game of a four-game series tonight and have key free agent signee Max Scherzer on the bump. Of course, New York is hoping the three-time Cy Young winner can help the team win its first National League East division title in seven years.
The Mets have odds set at +1500 on FanDuel Sportsbook's World Series Odds.
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