New York Mets manager Buck Showalter was stunned after he was told that St. Louis Cardinals first-base coach Stubby Clapp received no punishment after tackling Mets first baseman Pete Alonso. On Wednesday, the tensions got high in the eighth inning between the Mets and Cardinals.
When pushing and shoving ensued, the cameras caught Alonso getting jumped by Clapp. On Friday, Showalter asked reporters what punishment Clapp received. “Nothing? Really?” an exasperated Showalter said, via The Post.
Showalter 'stunned' Clapp escaped suspension after tackling Alonso
After the game, Alonso yelled toward reporters: “That’s your f------ article title: ‘b----made,’ ” Alonso said.
It was a long night for the Mets, who suffered a 10-5 loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday. After accusing Clapp of pulling off a "b---- move", Alonso stated that he is strong individual capable of putting someone in the hospital.
“If you want to hold me back, if you want to restrain me, go at me like a man,” Alonso said. “I totally understand because I am a big strong guy and obviously the manager wants to have protection for his team and his staff and I totally get it, and I am a big strong guy.
They don’t know my temper and what I can do. If I wanted to put somebody in the hospital, I easily could, but I was just out there trying to protect my guys”. Reflecting on the reason that caused the brawl to start, Alonso said he thought the pitch that Yoan Lopez delivered wasn't really that close to hitting Nolan Arenado.
“What happened today didn’t even make sense, the [pitch to Arenado] wasn’t even close and it’s something that started for no reason — it wasn’t even close,” Alonso said. “I know it’s a five-run ballgame, but we’re trying to come back. To me the whole thing didn’t make sense”.