Position A perfectly healthy group of players lasted all 4 /₂ innings for the Mets.
The Mets injured Francisco Lindor in the fifth inning of an ugly 4-1 loss at Pittsburgh, bringing back JD Davis on Friday after a long stint on the injury list due to a left-arm sprain.
The high-priced shortstop and four-time All-Star caught and grabbed the ground ball to his right after hitting it at second base. After initially being in the batter box, he took a few steps towards first base lightly. Accompanied by a coach, he left soon after returning to the dugout, and headed for the clubhouse.
Regarding Zoom, manager Luis Rojas said, “He just told me he has some pain in his right side.” “He said, ‘I can’t go.’ “
Rojas said Lindor would undergo testing on Saturday morning and admitted he was “worried” to hear more about his star shortstop. Rojas had not seen Lindor after the game, so he was unsure of the severity of the injury.
“My anxiety level is obviously high, just from not knowing,” Rojas said. “Let’s wait and learn more about [on Saturday]”
In the fifth inning Lindor was replaced defensively by Luis Guillorme. In his first at-bat of the game, Lindor singled out, before being dropped on his next two trips to the plate.
The Mets were beset with injuries in the first half of the season, with their pitching staff and depth keeping them afloat. One of the few players to not miss the time was Lindor. But now, he could lose time after appearing in 87 of the Mets’ first 88 games.
Lindor’s first season in Queens was already a disappointing one. He has struggled aggressively with a slash line of .228/.326/.376, and he has heard a lot at Citi Field. His durability and defense have in part made up for his astonishing struggles at the plate. Lindor, it should be noted, has gotten better of late and was batting .333 in July.
A positive the Mets have options on the shortstop if Lindor misses the time. Guillorme, Jonathan Villar and Jose Peraza can all play positions.
Catcher James McCann said, “You never want to see anyone get hurt, especially considering the way Francisco Lindor has moved the bat.” “Hopefully, he can get back from there soon.”