Within the three video games since Javier Baez left Sunday’s loss with hip and lower-back tightness, the Mets infielder has only one at-bat.
The membership’s massive trade-deadline acquisition remained out of the lineup for each ends of Thursday’s doubleheader sweep of the Nationals. Although supervisor Luis Rojas stated Baez was accessible off the bench, his standing was nonetheless cloudy heading into an enormous weekend collection in opposition to the Dodgers.
“To start out this sport is just not the proper factor to do,” Rojas stated earlier than the dual invoice.
Baez’s solely motion in the course of the Nationals collection got here Wednesday evening, when he struck out on three pitches as a pinch hitter. The Mets used Albert Almora Jr. and Kevin Pillar as pinch hitters Thursday, whereas Baez stayed on the bench.
“When he swung [Wednesday], he informed me he felt good, however nonetheless not there,” Rojas stated. “For Javy to get two or three at-bats in a sport and go on the market to play protection and do all these issues, I don’t suppose it is going to assist for the again/hip to get higher. The one at-bat getting on the market, he can do some injury. He will help the workforce out and it wouldn’t worsen the world.”
After having an lively day Wednesday, together with taking batting follow for the primary time since straining his proper indirect final month, Francisco Lindor was feeling “good” Thursday, in response to Rojas. Lindor had a deliberate gentle day Thursday, however is anticipated to hit on the sector once more Friday.
“It was a superb response out of the day [Wednesday],” Rojas stated. “It’s been a very good week for him.”
Jacob deGrom, who returned to the Mets on Wednesday after tending to a household matter, is anticipated to endure an MRI examination within the subsequent few days to find out whether or not he can start throwing once more.
The Mets’ ace was shut down for 2 weeks (Friday marks two weeks since he was shut down) after an MRI examination revealed additional elbow irritation.
Rojas didn’t know which day deGrom would get the follow-up examination, but when it comes again clear, he may start throwing once more to construct again up for a possible September return. The 2-time Cy Younger winner final pitched on July 7.
Pete Alonso bought hit in the proper hand with a 95 mph sinker in Sport 1 and jawed at Nationals reliever Andres Machado on his strategy to first base. However the groups remained of their dugouts and Alonso proved no worse for put on.
Tomas Nido recorded his first profession stolen base in Sport 1, swiping second within the fourth inning.
In Sport 1, the Mets scored 4 runs in three innings off Nationals spot starter Sean Nolin, the Seaford Excessive Faculty product who was known as up for his first MLB look since 2015.