GEORGE's is located in the state of St. George's Chris Bassitt expressed concern for his teammates after three more Mets were hit by pitches in Tuesday night's win.
Bassitt blamed the baseballs, which he says are different.
Bassitt said it was extremely annoying to see your teammates constantly get hit, and if you get hit by certain pitches it is what it is, but to get hit in the head the amount that we are getting hit is unbelievable. They are bad. Everyone in the league knows that. Every pitcher knows that. They are bad.
They don't care. MLB does not give a damn about it. They do not care. We have told them our problems and they don't care.
Pete Alonso was hit by a pitch in the helmet in the eighth, and Dominic Smith was hit by a pitch in the second. Tensions quickly dissipated after both benches were warned. Alonso has taken a pitch off his helmet twice this season.
In the ninth, Mets outfielder Starling Marte was hit by a pitch, leading to the final score.
Mets manager Buck Showalter said Alonso passed all of his concussion tests after Tuesday night's game, but will probably sit out Wednesday's game.
Bassitt was concerned about Mets batters being hit in the head with pitches.
It is one thing to get hit in the toe or knee, but we are getting a lot of balls in the head and neck. Showalter said that it was not good and that it was about safety of players. We are lucky. You are talking about a pitch that broke his helmet. I am not happy about it.
Bassitt struck out six batters and allowed two hits and two walks in six frames to help the Mets pick up their sixth straight series win to start the season.
The report was contributed to by the Associated Press.