Mets fans, and reportedly some Mets players, didn’t care for Marcus Stroman looking towards his former team’s dugout and shouting while pounding his chest after an inning-ending double play capped eight strong innings for the veteran righty.
Pete Alonso’s name can be crossed of the list of potential Mets who didn’t like Stroman’s celebration, as he told Carton and Roberts on Thursday that New York shouldn’t have given Stroman a reason to celebrate.
“Well, what do you want him to do? He threw eight innings and pitched really well,” Alonso said. “He’s fired up. You know what? Don’t like it? We should have played better.
“When you don’t put up enough runs and a pitcher goes eight innings, you can do whatever you want.”
Stroman was with the Mets from 2019 to 2021, and has always shown emotion on the mound during his career. Wednesday night seemed to be a little extra, though Stroman downplayed it after the game, but Alonso had no problem with it, and has no issue with Stroman, even if some of his teammates did.
“I like Marcus a lot,” Alonso said. “He’s definitely one of those guys where when you have him, he’s awesome. He pitches with fire and passion. He has an incredible work ethic. Me and him have hung out in a few offseasons. He’s a cool guy, and I thought he was a pretty good teammate from my experience.
“He pitched well and he made a great way. That’s the beautiful thing about sports. It brings out kid emotions in grown men...there’s people who have different perspectives, but that’s why it’s sports.”
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