The Mets slugger exchanged words with Cubs pitcher Adrian Sampson in the first innings on Tuesday night, when he missed a home run before eventually walking away. Alonso slams his bat in desperation after base off the balls.
Alonso said he was terrified of missing a homer with just two runs. However, Sampson, who threw six scoreless innings in Chicago’s 3-1 win at Citi Field, said it went a little deeper than that.
“I was just like, ‘Don’t do that,'” Sampson told Cubs TV broadcast About Alonso’s bat toss “It doesn’t look good. It’s not part of our game. [The encounter] was a non-issue. I have a lot of respect for the boy.
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“He’s a really great bowler. He does a lot on and off the field which I respect a lot. And we share the same agent. No hard feelings. I just didn’t like watching it.”
After tossing the bat, Alonso turned his attention to the Cubs before the umpires intervened.
“I wasn’t upset that he didn’t throw the ball over the plate, I was disappointing the ball.” [in the corner] Went wrong,” said Alonso, who blamed the Mets’ lone run in the ninth inning. “It’s about getting runs on the board, and I was just disappointed at that.”
It’s been a disappointing two games for the Mets against the Cubs feeding from the bottom, dropping both of them for a total of three runs. The defeat, coupled with the Braves’ victory over the Giants, returned the Mets’ lead in the NL East by half a game.