Peter Alonso continues to flex on the competition in Florida. In his latest herculean effort, Alonso took on Josh Reddick down the first base line after an errant throw created a collision course.
Have you seen how hard and far Alonso hits a baseball? There was no doubt Alonso was winning this battle. This is exactly the kind of presence I want manning first base. Alonso has that old school big, bruising body that’s built for power.
Reddick, who is sure to be hurting tomorrow, chimed in following the game.
Hey @Pete_Alonso20 make sure the trainers check out that brick wall you call a body post game. 💪🏻— Josh Reddick (@RealJoshReddick) 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
Alonso remained rather modest following the incident.
Alonso on the collision at first pic.twitter.com/e9Xzm9p0Pz— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) March 11, 2019
Play hard on the field, play nice off the field.
I know there’s a lot of debate on what to do with Alonso once Spring Training concludes. My heart says start him Opening Day and my brain says wait a few weeks to secure additional service time. Nonetheless, Citi Field will be getting yet another brick wall when Alonso does arrive.