So long, Chris Young, we hardly knew ye. Seriously, we didn’t. The Mets announced Monday that Young was diagnosed with a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder. This is the same injury that forced Johan Santana under the knife. It hasn’t been decided if Young will have surgery or try to rehab the shoulder without it (like he did last season), but either way he’s likely done for the season, and likely done as a Met.
So Young’s Met career numbers will be a 1-0 record with a 1.88 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 24 innings, and two trips to the disabled list. He pitched well, but I’m guessing the Mets were expecting more than four starts from him this season, and more wins than DL visits.
In other “the Mets can’t catch a break” news, the team also announced what we all knew — Jenrry Mejia will undergo Tommy John surgery. Rehab time is usually a year, at which time he will likely be sent to the minors to get back into pitching shape. Don’t look for Mejia in the Mets rotation until 2013. Ugh.
Speaking of ugh, the Mets offense has hit a funk, managing pretty much nothing in a 2-1 loss to the Rockies Monday night. The Mets had only five hits, but they walked six times and had opportunities to score more but they just couldn’t do it.
Chris Capuano pitched reasonably well, going 6.2 innings and allowing two runs, but suffered the loss and is now 2-4. It’s his second straight decent performance in which the offense didn’t back him up.