This happened after Francisco Lindor was hit by a pitch on Friday night.
After Francisco Lindor was struck by a pitch Friday evening, things between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals became tense.
Sadly, Lindor was hit in the face by a pitch, which led to a strong reaction from the Mets. The Mets are understandably tired of their batters getting hit by pitches.
The scenario is particularly concerning because this isn’t the first time a Mets batter has been hit by a pitch.
Sadly, despite the fact that the Mets are just two games into the 2022 season, this isn’t the first time a batter has been hit in the head by a pitch.
Pete Alonso was also smacked in the head on Thursday evening. Thankfully, Alonso appears to be unharmed, although the situation is far from ideal.
As a result, it’s not surprising that the Mets were enraged when Lindor was hit.
Take a look at how people are reacting to the situation on Twitter.
As the benches between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals clear, Twitter responds.
It would be LOVELY if Nationals pitchers could avoid hitting #Mets batters in the face
— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) April 9, 2022
Buck Showalter gained a lot of admirers for his quick response in support of his club. Take a look at how enamored everyone is with Showalter’s reaction to the situation.
Knuck If You Buck Showalter baybee
— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) April 9, 2022
Buck Showalter absolutely booking it out of the dugout. Love to see it.
— Jacob Resnick (@Jacob_Resnick) April 9, 2022
Buck Showalter has more guts than the last 30 years of Mets managers combined
— Eddie (@Easy__Eddie) April 9, 2022
We are one and a half game into the 2022 season, and Buck Showalter is already making a impact no one else could do. #Mets
— Tyler (@WardyNYM) April 9, 2022
Showalter’s rage has sparked an interest in the Mets among a few fans. This type of reaction is really popular.
the umpires calmly explaining to davey martinez that if this happens again buck showalter will kill him and there’s nothing they can do to stop it
— ryan wieczkowski, mets fan (@ryanfingawesome) April 9, 2022
Buck Showalter is a fan of funk.
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) April 9, 2022
This entire situation is uncomfortable and unnecessary, and it could have been avoided entirely. The Nationals just need to stop hitting hitters. Simply avoid hitting hitters. Isn’t that a reasonable request?