New York Mets

Mets to honor 9/11 first responders by wearing caps during game vs. Blue Jays

This was an attack against the United States of America,” said Pete Alonso, wearing a green New York Department of Sanitation cap during his pregame interview.

The Mets planned to cycle up to five different New York first responders' hats throughout their Friday nightcap against the Jays to support multiple agencies that sacrificed and saved lives following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

Alonso said Wilpon “made it clear from the start of spring training” this year that he was going to convince Manfred to let the Mets wear the first responder hats during the game.

Alonso donated last year the cleats and bat he used against the D-backs to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum located next to One World Trade Center.

Hall of Famer Mike Piazza provided a sense of relief to Mets fans and New Yorkers 19 years ago when he hit a two-run home run against the Braves just 10 days after 9/11.

Steven Matz (left shoulder bursitis) threw a bullpen session Friday as part of one of his final tests before returning to the active roster.

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