Mets first baseman Pete Alonso stands at 6 feet, 3 inches, and weighs 245 pounds. Astros outfielder Josh Reddick found out the hard way.
Reddick, who is only 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, "lost" that battle when he collided with Alonso at first base trying to reach on a bunt in the fifth inning of Monday's spring training game.
Hitting that afternoon wall. 😑 pic.twitter.com/cS8egDyLHK- MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) March 11, 2019
"Whoever said baseball isn't a contact sport is just an idiot," Alonso said after the game. "That's proof of that."
Both players were OK, and the two of them joked on Twitter afterward.
Hey @Pete_Alonso20 make sure the trainers check out that brick wall you call a body post game. 💪- Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) March 11, 2019
They said I'm all good to go 😂😂I'm so sorry and I'm glad you're ok- Pete Alonso (@Pete_Alonso20) March 11, 2019
Happy to hear it! Hey man you're just playing the game the right way! No need to apologize for that brother!- Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) March 11, 2019
Added Mets manager Mickey Callaway: "It looked like he ran into a brick wall and just kind of fell down like a sack of potatoes."