Terrible News For NY Mets On MLB Home Run Leader

Two days after taking a 97 mph fastball off his wrist, it's been confirmed that the major league's home run leader, New York Mets' slugger Pete Alonso, is going to miss quite a bit of time. 

He'll be out for three to four weeks with a bone bruise and a sprained wrist. A brutal break for the struggling Mets. 

While X-rays after the game came back negative, the Mets sent Alonso for a bone scan on Thursday, which revealed the disappointing diagnosis.

Alonso was drilled in the left wrist by a Charlie Morton pitch in Wednesday night's loss to the Atlanta Braves. 

Not that it'll help the Mets much, but Alonso said that the veteran Morton apologized to him after the game. It was certainly not intentional, and you can see it by Morton's reaction. "Chuckie's a good guy," said Alonso. "If anyone were to speculate... there's nothing to it. I just happened to get hit by an up-and-in fastball."

Pete's a good guy, too, no doubt. But the Mets will massively miss his 22 HR and 49 RBIs. He was on pace for a 57-HR season. Alonso accounts for 29% of the Mets’ homers and 18% of their RBIs. A huge void to fill, for as long as he's out.

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