Mets Routed; Injuries Mount

The Mets aren’t fooling anybody with their new philosophy about not projecting how much time injured players could miss.

In placing Matt Harvey (stress injury to the scapula bone in his shoulder) and Neil Walker (partially torn left hamstring) on the 10-day disabled list, the Mets said they would each miss several weeks.

Figure at least a month before beginning baseball activities, and then add rehab time, so I’m guessing five to six weeks. Both players received platelet-rich plasma injections.

The Mets said they won’t begin rehab until pain-free, which is not what they did with Yoenis Cespedes. As if things weren’t bad enough, outfielder Juan Lagares – one of the few Mets who is hitting – fractured his left thumb attempting a diving catch.

Walker’s injury again raised the question of bringing up Amed Rosario, but GM Sandy Alderson again reiterated the intent is when he is brought up it will be for the long term and not a short fix.

In addition, Alderson said Noah Syndergaard won’t throw for at least four more weeks.

THE GAME: Once again the Mets gave up a first-inning homer – this time to Bryce Harper – but were actually in the game until the Nationals broke it open with a five-run fifth off Robert Gsellman and coasted to an 8-3 rout.

As usual, they couldn’t touch Gio Gonzalez, who increased his record to 10-1 lifetime at Citi Field.

2 thoughts on “Mets Routed; Injuries Mount

  1. Well this is truly the end for the Mets – or is it? I’m gonna be a little optimistic here. If some how, some way the Mets can salvage a split with the Nats this weekend maybe things won’t be so bad. The way I look at it is the only real loss here is Walker. Harvey has been terrible and I think this team can survive without him. Legares, while a great glove, never would sustain the little offense he’s provided the last week or so. TJ Rivera can actually fill his offensive production. And with Cespedes back, he can more than give us what Walker has this season so we may not be in as bad a shape as it looks at the moment. However, what really scares me is the return of Montero. Maybe we are in deep do do after all!

  2. They brought up ceccini because he is on the 40 I guess

    No sense bringing up your best middle infielder and starting the clock when it is better to tank the season when u r at a crossroads

    After all it is more important to protect Jose who is not the future and barely the present than to bring up a player that can help

    After all why bring up Ahmed who might do for us what conforto did for us a few years ago