A completely wholesome group of place gamers lasted all of 4 ¹/₂ innings for the Mets.
After getting J.D. Davis again Friday following his prolonged stint on the injured listing with a sprained left hand, the Mets misplaced Francisco Lindor to damage within the fifth inning of an ugly 4-1 loss in Pittsburgh.
The high-priced shortstop and four-time All-Star grimaced and grabbed at his proper aspect after hitting a floor ball to second base. He flippantly took a couple of steps towards first base after initially remaining within the batter’s field. Accompanied by a coach, he instantly left, after returning to the dugout, and headed in direction of the clubhouse.
“He simply instructed me that he had some soreness on his proper aspect,” supervisor Luis Rojas mentioned over Zoom. “He mentioned, ‘I can’t go.’ ”
Rojas mentioned Lindor will bear checks on Saturday morning and admitted he was “anxious” to listen to extra about his star shortstop. Rojas hadn’t seen Lindor after the sport, so he was uncertain of the severity of the damage.
“My stage of concern is clearly excessive, simply from not figuring out,” Rojas mentioned. “Let’s wait and discover out extra about it [on Saturday].”
Lindor was changed defensively within the fifth inning by Luis Guillorme. In his first at-bat of the sport, Lindor singled, earlier than he grounded out in his subsequent two journeys to the plate.
The Mets have been besieged by accidents within the first half of the season, their pitching workers and depth preserving them afloat. One of many few gamers to not miss time was Lindor. However now, he might miss time after showing in 87 of the Mets’ first 88 video games.
Lindor’s first season in Queens was already irritating. He has struggled offensively, with a slash line of .228/.326/.376, and he has heard loads of boos at Citi Discipline. His sturdiness and protection have considerably made up for his stunning struggles on the plate. Lindor, it ought to be famous, has swung higher of late and was batting .333 in July.
The one constructive if Lindor misses time is that the Mets have choices at shortstop. Guillorme, Jonathan Villar and Jose Peraza can all play the place.
“You by no means wish to see anybody go away with an damage, particularly Francisco Lindor given the way in which he has swung the bat currently,” catcher James McCann mentioned. “Hopefully, he can get again on the market quickly.”