The New York Mets lead MLB in hit batters by an insane margin, and they clearly are tired of it. Their frustration boiled over on Wednesday.
Facing the St. Louis Cardinals, the Mets received their 19th hit-by-pitch of the season when a Cardinals pitcher beaned Mets third baseman J.D. Davis in the foot in the eighth inning of a 10-5 Cardinals win.
Mets reliever Yoan López opened the bottom of the inning with a fastball high and inside to Cardinals star Nolan Arenado, and things got crazy.
The confrontation soon escalated to both benches and bullpens clearing for a classic MLB mass-shoving match.
Rob Gronkowski was one of the many fans/athletes to react to the incident. The 32-year-old free agent took to Twitter and suggested that all players should throw hands if they’re going to run out on the field.
“They should all fight if [they’re] gonna clear the benches,” he wrote.
If the Mets are going to continue to get hit, there is going to be an assortment of brawls this year.