WASHINGTON — The Mets were surprised with two premature exits by star players during Friday’s game against the Nationals.
Injuries are not what the Mets want to hear on the same day they announced starting pitcher Matt Harvey would undergo season-ending surgery, the second major surgery of his career.
First, Yoenis Cespedes left after the game’s third inning with an apparent strained right quad.
Later, in the top of the fifth, starter Noah Syndergaard required a mound visit after earning the inning’s second out. He appeared to show a dip in velocity and is currently pitching with a bone spur in his right (pitching) elbow. He wouldn’t throw another pitch.
The Mets are saying Syndergaard left with arm fatigue, nothing elbow related, which should quell anxiety from Mets fans. For now.
It has not been a very good day for the Mets.