Chris Bassitt and the New York Mets ought to have been all smiles on Tuesday night time after they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 and tallied a franchise-best sixth straight sequence win to start out the season.
However the right-hander was extra pissed off than the rest as a result of three of his teammates acquired dinged by the ball whereas on the plate. That brings the whole variety of Mets gamers hit-by-pitches to a league-leading 18 occasions to start out the season.
In Bassitt’s thoughts, the problem is that each one the baseballs used throughout the league are totally different — and the MLB does not care sufficient to make them uniform.
“The MLB has a really massive drawback with the baseballs,” Bassitt vented to the press postgame. “They’re dangerous. Everybody within the league is aware of it. Each pitcher is aware of it. They’re dangerous. They do not care. MLB does not give a rattling about it. They do not care. We have informed them our issues with them, they usually do not care.”