Francisco Lindor revealed a bump on his left thigh but doubted the pitch it caused was intentional.
Still, Christopher Sanchez’ pitch, which drilled Lindor in the eighth inning Sunday night, created tension between the Mets and Phillies, which intensified in the ninth when Yoan Lopez threw Kyle Schwarber inside before knocking Alex Bohm to the ground with a switch .
Emotions remained under control as both teams stayed in the dugout on a night that saw the Mets roll to a 10-6 win at Citi Field.
“I’m glad nobody got hurt,” Lindor said.
The benches between the Mets and Cardinals emptied in St. Louis last Wednesday after Lopez Nolan tossed Arenado high and hard after JD Davis was drilled in the foot. A shove and a shove ensued — Pete Alonso was fired from behind by Stubby Clapp, the Cardinals first base coach — resulting in suspensions for Arenado and Genesis Cabrera. MLB fined Lopez.
The Mets have been hit by 20 pitches this season, leading MLB. On Friday, Mets players met with MLB officials to voice their concerns over the punches that hit Alonso (twice) and Lindor across the neck.
“I don’t think her guy was trying to hit Lindor and I think we were just trying to find a way to pitch [Schwarber] – he hit everything we threw up there,” said manager Buck Showalter.
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