“Obviously i’ll be curious to see if that turns into something here for Games 2 and 3 in this series," said Gaudin. "If there is more chatter and more things exchanged, but i’m not sure how that started with Pete Alonso, but the Braves got the last laugh."
Play-by-play voice for the Atlanta Braves, Brandon Gaudin, joined The Morning Shift Wednesday and gave his perspective of the Alonso situation last night where the Mets first baseman yelled out “throw it again” in the direction of Braves pitcher Bryce Elder from the Mets dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Elder just moments before.
Gaudin believes Alonso and the Mets might’ve been partaking in some good old fashioned trash-talking “amongst themselves,” and they just got caught doing it on camera.
“You guys know sometimes players on a team will just start talking and trash-talking amongst themselves, and maybe they were just saying hey Bryce hung the pitch to Lindor," said Gaudin. "And then Alonso said 'hey, he hung it to me too.' And so maybe he was just joking with his teammates saying hey throw it again throw it again.”
Gaudin continues by saying “Not really thinking that even though he was barking it out towards Bryce that Bryce would A hear it or B know what he was saying, my guess is Pete was doing it more for his teammates and our cameras just happened to catch it.”
Whether Pete just got caught in 4K trash-talking with his teammates, or if he was actually trying to show up and embarrass Elder, Alonso now looks like he failed at being a bully. The Braves indeed did get the last laugh after coming back from a three-run deficit to get the win in the opening game of the series.
The Braves will try to continue laughing Wednesday as the three-game set between the Braves and Mets continues. It will be interesting to see if last night’s situation carries over into tonight’s game in any way, shape, or form.