Mets Already Off To Bad Start With Injury News
Not what Mets fans wanted to see just hours after their 6-0 Opening Day win against the Braves.
While none of these are necessarily long term, the Mets are already getting bad news on the injury front - or shall we call it the I'm healthy and can pitch-front.
Noah Syndergaard exited Monday's season opener with a blister. Not a big issue, unless it persists. The team has slid his next scheduled start from Saturday to Sunday. He pitched well, let's hope the blister doesn't come back.
Seth Lugo, who started the year on the DL because of inflammation he experienced while pitching in the World Baseball Classic, is now seeking a second examination on his elbow, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Manager Terry Collins says it'll be a couple weeks, at least, before Lugo can pitch again - and, that's a best case scenario. While he isn't one of the five in the team's rotation, he was thought to be their No. 6 and could provide depth to the rotation if needed.
And, the seemingly always hurt Steven Matz, is well - hurting again. Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News reports that elbow irritation and a strained flexor tendon has Matz very frustrated. And, because of the timing of this injury, it's likely when he is cleared to play he'll have to basically re-start his spring-training-type-workouts. His timeline to even start throwing is now the end of April, the report says.