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Fight erupts at Mets-Cardinals game after Nolan Arenado loses it

The Mets have had enough of being hit by opposing pitchers, and tensions reached a boiling point on Wednesday afternoon.

A brawl broke out between the Mets and Cardinals in St. Louis after yet another Mets batter was hit by a pitch when Mets reliever Yoan Lopez retaliated by throwing high and inside at Nolan Arenado.

Arenado acknowledged Lopez with a nod before yelling at him, and the benches and bullpens quickly cleared. Some players were wrestled to the ground in a large huddle of pushing and shoving.

Arenado was ejected from the game after shoving Tomas Nido before charging toward the mound. Stubby Clapp, the Cardinals' first base coach, took out Pete Alonso.

A conflict long brewing

"I'll let them handle their players," Mets manager Buck Showalter said when asked if Arenado's reaction was inappropriate. "I know our player got hit in the head and went to first base," he said, referring to Alonso's beaning the night before. Alonso was hit in the head for the second time this season.

This season, the Mets have been hit by pitches 19 times, which is the most in MLB. On Tuesday night, three Mets were hit.

After thethe incident, Mets pitcher Chris Bassitt railed against the baseballs.

"The MLB has a very big problem with the baseballs - they are bad," Bassitt said. "Everyone is aware of it."

According to Bassit, it's something that every pitcher in the league is aware of and the MLB is completely unconcerned about it.

"They are unconcerned. We've told them about our issues with them, but they don't seem to care," he said.

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