Any joy the Mets may have had from their two-game sweep quickly evaporated after the game, when the team learned Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes had to leave the game with injury.
Syndergaard left after six innings with elbow discomfort, This is the second time this season Syndergaard has complained of the same problem. He was quickly rushed to the doctor for examination. Hold your breath everyone; this could be serious.
Cespedes shared a car with Syndergaard to the doctor’s office. He has a problem with his left wrist. “My wrist started bothering me, and I didn’t want to keep playing through that,” he said in a statement through the team. “So I just let (Mets trainer) Ray (Ramirez) know. It didn’t happen on a swing. I don’t really know when it happened. But I just felt it starting to bother me, so I didn’t want to push it.”
Cespedes had a similar problem when he joined the Mets last year, but he did not miss any time.
“I don’t know what the issue is,” Terry Collins said. “I’m certainly concerned about it. Anytime, when you’re a hitter and a big hitter and your hands and your wrists have problems, it’s a concern.”
This is the latest in a series of injuries for the Mets. David Wright is likely out for the season, Travis d’Arnaud just came back after missing 50 games, Lucas Duda is still out, Neil Walker missed a few games recently, Juan Lagares is on the DL, as is Jim Henderson, Wilmer Flores missed a few weeks, Bartolo Colon just hurt his thumb, now this.
Terry Collins spoke for everyone when he said, “It’s not that much fun. I’d rather have a normal day once in a while.”
Neither Syndergaard nor Cespedes have any structural problems and are both day to day. Oh, and Zack Wheeler is fine, too, and can resume his rehab.