They wouldn’t be the New York Mets if they didn’t have adversity. First they opened the season without three key relievers. Then they lose Zack Wheeler to injury and Jenrry Mejia to stupidity.
WRIGHT: Facing DL with hamstring pull. (AP)
Now they face losing David Wright indefinitely with a pulled right hamstring. Wright is undergoing a MRI this morning and Eric Campbell has already been flown in. Wright will go to the disabled list, but with this type of injury, for how long is anybody’s guess.
They’ve played fast and loose with injuries – including to Wright before – but they can’t afford to screw around this time. Wright needs to go on the DL, and even admitted as such.
Several times Wright – by his own admission – foolishly tried to play through an injury. He tried to test it last night, but left the field quickly.
“`I knew it was something bad,” said manager Terry Collins, who added normally would wrap it up and play the next day.
Not this time and Wright knows it.
In a concession to age and experience, not to mention leadership, Wright said: “The last thing I want to do is go out there and do what I did a couple of years ago, where I feel something, you don’t say anything, you try to play through it and you end up missing a significant amount of time rather than something that’s relatively shorter.”
Wright’s injury exposed the Mets’ thin bench as back-up catcher Anthony Recker played first base.
The Mets also considered using Lucas Duda, but that would have left Recker playing first. They could have also used Daniel Murphy. They had other options, but none of them good.
It was a close game and they were lucky nothing happened. They are obviously exposed and it came close to biting them last night.
GM Sandy Alderson might not like it, but he must put together a conventional roster.