Pete Alonso injury May 10, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) runs the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets had a rough time against the Atlanta Braves this week. What’s worse is now they’ll have to proceed on without their star first baseman. Pete Alonso got tagged with a pitch and an injury on the wrist earlier this week against their NL East rivals. The diagnosis is in, and it’s bad news for the Mets, as Alonso is primed to miss the next 3-4 weeks.

“After undergoing additional imaging, Pete Alonso has been diagnosed with a bone bruise and a sprain of his left wrist,” the Mets announced on Twitter. The team moved him to the IL and also said, “A typical return to play for this type of injury is 3-4 weeks.”

It’s a big blow for the Mets, who’ve been mired in a rut of late. Despite sky-high expectations this season, New York is 30-33 and in fourth place in the National League East Division. They are a dismal 1-6 in June and have scored just 28 runs. Since May 1, they are a dismal 15-21 after a 14-11 start to the year.

But Pete Alonso was a big bright spot for the Mets prior to the injury. He had mashed an MLB-leading 22 home runs before the injury.

Now, though, the Mets will have to somehow navigate the waters without their star slugger. His absence will create a big hole in that lineup that the team may have to get inventive with in terms of filling the void.

[New York Mets]

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