It was an end of the week to forget for the New York Mets, who were cleared by the Tampa Bay Rays to begin their 10-game excursion.
Furthermore, to exacerbate the situation, the Mets lost two more key starters to hamstring wounds in second baseman Jeff McNeil and right defender Michael Conforto, as both left in the early piece of Sunday’s challenge.
McNeil was at first managing what the Mets were calling “cramps” prior in the week, which kept him out of Wednesday’s matchup before he got back to the setup on Friday as the DH. The club avoided any and all risks by sitting him on Saturday, and afterward on Sunday, McNeil bothered his hamstring in the wake of attempting to prevail over a ball at a respectable starting point.
“It sort of extended,” said McNeil. “I felt incredible yesterday and pregame running, felt very great down the line also. That last 5-10 feet it snatched on me, nothing genuine terrible except for something we need to investigate.
“It’s nothing excessively major. I didn’t actually feel a draw, a tiny bit of snugness. Didn’t feel 100%. It’s intense, Conforto going down today and the wounds we’ve had. We’ve ended up getting the injury bug all simultaneously. However, I have incredible trust in the folks that are playing for us.”
With respect to Conforto, he likewise hurt himself racing to first subsequent to pulling up weak and promptly getting his correct hamstring.
After the game, Mets supervisor Luis Rojas said McNeil (left hamstring) and Conforto (right hamstring) will go for MRIs on Monday morning, and afterward the group will reconsider subsequent stages from that point.
“Hamstring issues are serious stuff,” said Rojas. “We need to perceive how they go during that time and tomorrow first thing we will do a few tests and MRIs. With hamstrings you are unquestionably concerned.”
The Mets have been attacked by wounds of late, with Brandon Nimmo enduring a difficulty on his recovery task, Jacob deGrom and Albert Almora Jr. hitting the harmed rundown, and J.D. Davis actually advancing back from his subsequent spell.
Fortunately, the substitutions have ventured up and acted without the regulars, however how long would they be able to keep this up? Losing McNeil and Conforto are two major blows and come at an extremely terrible time, as the group’s I.L. list keeps on developing.
“The whole group is as yet centered around winning,” said Marcus Stroman, who surrendered five runs in six innings, as the losing pitcher on Sunday. “It’s clearly a gigantic blow. We certainly anticipate getting those folks back yet nobody will feel frustrated about us.”
On the off chance that we disclosed to you that the Mets would be 18-16 and still be on the standings in the NL East with the wounds they’ve had, it’d be taken a gander at as a positive. Yet, there is certainly some worry pushing ahead as they have kept on getting hammered with the injury bug.
The expectation is, that they can float until they get a portion of their regulars back to the club. In any case, up until this point, they have not had the option to keep away from extra wounds, and they will require all the more truly difficult work from their substitutions, until they get a few fortifications back.
For the time being, the Mets will probably have to make a program move or two, as they head to Atlanta on Monday to confront the Braves for a three-game set.