The Mets avoid injuries with Pete Alonso, Starling Mars
SAN DIEGO – The Mets received the best hope they could expect Wednesday, regarding two injured members on their roster.
Pete Alonso and Starling Marte are both seen as daily off leaving the loss of Mets Tuesday night against the Padres.
Alonso was hit to the right by a Yu Darvish runner-up and Mars left with the left quadriceps to disrupt the inning after trying to steal the second half. The first X-rays on Alonso’s hand were malignant, and some comparisons showed no cracks or fractures. Marte did not mention his quad, but said he was feeling well and his hope was to avoid a series of injuries.
“It was good news today as we expected,” said Mets’ Buck Showalter manager before playing their final game against the Padres.
Alonso also said there was swelling in his hands, compared to the injuries he sustained last May and play, to minimize the consequences. Alonso would not stop this IL stint from happening, saying that the next day or two should make it clearer.
Alonso or Marte did not join the first line Wednesday.
“We can just fix and cure this and see how quickly it responds,” Alonso said. “We will not set a timeline, but there are no cracks and cracks, which are huge. It is a dangerous moment, but we are happy that everything was well organized and we will only do this until it returns.”
Alonso has played 151 consecutive games since last season and had intended to play throughout the year, but has now changed his mind.
“I still feel like I’m playing more than 162 games because we have a game coming up, if we get better,” Alonso said. “I want to be ready for a long time and play until October for the math to increase beyond 162. [games]. ”
Alonso also entered the first round of the National League MVP by giving thunder. He entered Wednesday leading the MLB with 54 RBIs and his 16 homers were tied with Mookie Betts to lead the NL.
JD Davis has started playing for the first time in recent days, giving the Mets a solid hit on the pitch until Alonso returns. Davis started on Monday – his first performance since 2018 with the Astros – and replaced Alonso one night after being forced to leave the game.
Alonso also appeared to have hit the “meat” of the hand, on the fifth metacarpal.
“It’s part of the game, especially when the guys are throwing hard and climbing,” Alonso said. “With his part, I know how to do it and obviously we have well-trained professionals. He has a reputation because I’ve been stumbling on my right arm in the past.”
Marte’s game relies heavily on his legs, so it only stands for the Mets to play carefully with a quadriceps injury. The former champion has a .277 / .316 / .441 slash line with seven homers, 33 RBIs and eight stolen baskets.
“I thank God that I do feel better,” said Mars. “It would have been bad, obviously, but right now it’s a daily routine. We’ve been working all morning to get better and we’ll keep working and I’ll be back soon.”
Marte said he injured his leg in an attempt to stay afloat when he tried to steal.
“I felt awkward being in that position,” says Marte. But he was worried because I was not doing well after the show. But once I started walking a bit and going to the gym it got better, but now I feel so much better. ”
Khalil Lee was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse for giving the Mets another player. The Mets would have an existing storage device.
Mark Canha moved to the right with Marte’s departure on Tuesday and remained where on Wednesday, Jeff McNeil left with Brandon Nimmo in the middle – a connection that put Luis Guillorme in second place.