SAN FRANCISCO — James McCann’s lower-back discomfort has left him in limbo because the Mets attempt to determine their catching state of affairs.
A day after he was scratched from the lineup with again spasms, McCann was unavailable once more Wednesday, as Patrick Mazeika obtained a second straight begin behind the plate. To supply safety, the Mets recalled catcher Likelihood Sisco and optioned pitcher Yennsy Diaz.
Earlier this week, the Mets positioned Tomas Nido on the injured record with a left thumb sprain, leaving them skinny behind the plate.
McCann was “shifting somewhat higher” than an evening earlier, in accordance with supervisor Luis Rojas, however was coping with again tightness. He shall be evaluated earlier than Thursday’s recreation in Los Angeles. Rojas didn’t rule out the potential of an IL stint for McCann.
Sisco, who was claimed off waivers by the Mets in June, performed in 23 video games for the Orioles this season and slashed .154/.247/.185 with three RBIs.
He appeared as a pinch hitter within the twelfth inning and delivered an RBI double within the Mets’ 6-2 victory over the Giants at Oracle Park.
Pete Alonso underwent X-rays (destructive) after he was drilled by a Jake McGee pitch close to the left elbow within the ninth inning. Alonso has swelling in his triceps, in accordance with Rojas.
Seth Lugo and Aaron Loup had been each unavailable due to latest utilization, in accordance with Rojas. That left Jeurys Familia as the most suitable choice to pitch the eleventh inning, when the Giants tied it 2-2 on Tommy La Stella’s RBI single. Loup had pitched the earlier evening, and Lugo (who hadn’t pitched since Monday) requested an additional day of relaxation. Jake Reed received the ultimate three outs within the twelfth inning.
Rojas indicated there was considered letting Tylor Megill, at 90 pitches, proceed past the sixth inning. However among the many concerns is the rookie’s innings depend — he’s thrown a career-high 106 ¹/₃ innings, cut up between the minors and main leagues.
“We’re conscious of him not with the ability to pitch final 12 months [because of the pandemic] and him being ramped up this 12 months,” Rojas mentioned. “Now we have our eyes open on it and we [will] see how he responds from outing to outing.”
Jonathan Villar was picked off first base by Jose Alvarez within the second inning. It was the seventh time this season Villar has been picked off, which leads the most important leagues.