Pete Alonso goes ‘nuts’ to verify he performs vs. Cardinals’ Hudson


ST. LOUIS — Hours after he was hit on the hand and needed to get X-rays that got here again unfavourable, Pete Alonso obtained Mickey Callaway apprehensive Saturday evening.

The Mets first baseman was texting and calling his supervisor as Callaway was making an attempt to move out to dinner along with his mother and father.

“It scared me,” Callaway mentioned. “I used to be like, ‘What occurred?’”

All was effectively along with his hand, however Alonso needed to verify he can be within the lineup Sunday in opposition to Cardinals pitcher Dakota Hudson. They had been former faculty rivals — Alonso at Florida and Hudson at Mississippi State — within the powerhouse SEC from 2014-16.

“He referred to as me [Saturday] evening and was like, ‘Hey, you higher put me in,’” Callaway mentioned Sunday morning. “He was like, ‘Hey, I wish to play tomorrow. I hate this man. I performed in opposition to him in faculty.’ I don’t know.

“I don’t know what he was saying. He was going nuts.”

Alonso was 0-for-Four in opposition to Hudson in faculty, however the Gators had been 5-2 in opposition to the Rebels in video games Alonso performed. The Mets rookie performed coy about their historical past earlier than the sport.

“We had some fairly good battles,” Alonso mentioned.

Requested if Alonso gave him the previous numbers, Callaway mentioned no.

“He simply mentioned he didn’t like him very a lot,” Callaway mentioned. “One thing like that.”

As for his hand, Alonso was good to go. He had damaged his left hand thrice beforehand, however his proper hand appeared to have prevented the identical destiny when it obtained hit whereas fouling off a ball within the eighth inning Saturday.

“I’m certain he in all probability thought there was a small probability since he obtained hit that I used to be going to sit down him, however he feels nice,” Callaway mentioned.

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