It seems that Pete Alonso may have woken up on the wrong side of the bed today. As the New York Mets take on the Chicago Cubs this evening, things have gotten off to a heated start. In the bottom of the first, Pete Alonso seemed to be rather upset after getting walked by Cubs pitcher Adrian Sampson.
Alonso wasn't entirely mad that he started off his night with a walk, but it sure had something to do with it. Earlier in the at-bat, Alonso thought he had crushed a homer, but it just went foul. Alonso he circled the bases, reaching third before getting called back to the plate. Sampson smartly didn't give Alonso another pitch to hit in fear of him straightening it out.
Alonso didn't take this walk lightly as he tomahawked his bat into the ground before walking to first. Sampson didn't enjoy Alonso's theatrics and had some words for the slugger. Alonso immediately turned around and let Sampson have it.
This isn't the ideal way to start the first inning for either team. Baseball is a long game, and this can linger on. With Pete Alonso's actions, many fans around the league took to Twitter to voice their opinion of the All-Star.
It's safe to say fans don't care too much for Alonso when he acts like this. Fans seem to want to see the slugger play ball without all of this extra stuff.
Is Pete Alonso's frustration due to the New York Mets' rocky performances?
Alonso's frustration could have stemmed from the Mets' poor recent performances. They haven't played their best baseball as of late. They've dropped a couple of games against the Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates.
They hold a 1.5-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. The Mets and Braves play a three-game series, the second to last series of the year. The Mets need to pull away from the Braves before it's too late.