Spector | Mets should be cautious with Cespedes and mindful of bench

Spector | Mets should be cautious with Cespedes and mindful of bench

Marc Carig of Newsday reported that it is just a hamstring cramp, yet after the game manager Terry Collins said Cespedes will get an MRI on Friday.

The Phillies (6-9) took two of three from the Mets (8-8) to snap a six-series losing streak against NY dating back to April 8-10, 2016.

Cespedes, who left in the fifth inning after pulling up while running the bases, said doctors told him he likely will be out two to three days. He was off to a hot start in 2017 with a.255/.364/.636 slash line and six home runs in 15 games prior to Thursday.

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes can't come up with a ball that dropped in for a hit by the Phillies' Michael Saunders during the eighth inning at Citi Field on April 19, 2017. They are likely going to have to make another roster move, possibly putting one of these injured players on the disabled list, just to protect themselves with a bench before Friday night's opener to the Nationals series.

Fantasy Impact Cespedes said he felt a "shock" in his hamstring, which is certainly an ominous quote. Duda and Flores are both out indefinitely with freak and uncertain injuries.

So the big story of the night has to be the Mets' prized possession in Yoenis Cespedes coming up limping while baserunning from first to second, adding to the growing list of DL candidates. Before Thursday night's game, the Mets summoned catcher Kevin Plawecki. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who was limited to pinch-hitting duties Thursday because of a right wrist contusion, could return to the lineup.

Atlantic storms presenting themselves early this year
Now, if you're scratching your head and saying, "Burt doesn't the hurricane season start in June!?" - you're right, it does. It wasn't surprising that it developed enough to become Sub-Tropical Depression 1 on Wednesday morning.

Placing injured players on the disabled list can be a straightforward proposition, but the Mets face a hard scenario. "Our training room is starting to fill up again and we don't need that again". With ace Noah Syndergaard on the hill, the Mets lost 6-2 in a sloppy game in which they had one more hit (four) than they had errors (three).

The Nationals may also be at less than 100 percent for at least the start of the series.

DeGrom doesn't have a decision in three starts this season despite a 1.89 ERA.

Tommy Joseph and Andrew Knapp each had RBI doubles during a three-run second inning for the Phillies, and Aaron Altherr capped the third inning with an RBI groundout.

The Phillies ended up scoring three runs in the inning. The first baseman is 7-for-12 with two homers and seven RBIs in the last three games. But the Mets didn't generate much more. Still, the team was unsure when they would get him back. "We've got to play better".

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