Video: Yet Another Mets Player Plunked, Benches Clear vs. Cardinals

For the 19th time this season, a New York Mets batter was hit by a pitch, and it's clear they're not taking it lying down. The benches cleared in today's game against the St. Louis Cardinals after the Mets responded with their own high heat. 

It all began when JD Davis took a painful shot to the foot, could barely get to his feet and had to leave the game. 

The bottom of that inning saw Nolan Arenado getting buzzed up and in, and he took quite the exception to the attempted beanball.

"I had a feeling it was coming," said Arenado. "I just didn’t like where (the pitch) was at. I figured it was coming.” The Cardinals third baseman was ejected for inciting the brawl. 

To say this has been coming with regards to the Mets is an understatement. They have suffered a major league-leading 19 hit-by-pitches, after just 20 games. 

Aside from today's plunking in Davis' foot area, most of the previous 18 HBPs on New York hitters have been dangerously high, as illustrated here:

Several have been flush on the head, and it's no wonder that the Mets have really taken offense to the onslaught.