Edwin Diaz has put together a season to forget with the Mets and has been so brutal to watch that fans now boo him whenever he enters the game. He left Saturday’s game with right trap tightness and was even boo’d when he walked off the field.
Edwin Diaz left tonight's game with trap tightness pic.twitter.com/q1cXCnLBSr
— SNY (@SNYtv) August 25, 2019
It was another typical night out of the pen for Diaz. Freddie Freeman tattooed a long home run to lead off the inning, then Diaz struck out Josh Donaldson. Diaz then walked Charlie Culberson, which drew Wilson Ramos to the mound to speak to him. Ramos quickly signaled for Callaway and Mets trainer Brian Chicklo to join the conference at the mound. Diaz was grabbing at his right shoulder, pleading to pitch through it, but Callaway pulled him for Chris Flexen.
Will Diaz Miss Time?
Diaz was optimistic about returning very quickly, but Callaway took a much more cautious approach. The Mets will take another look at him Sunday morning before making a decision on what their course of action will be. There are multiple years left on Diaz and it would not be the worst thing for the Mets to give him a stint on the IL.
Callaway said "it's really hard to say" if Edwin Diaz's trap tightness is something that could land him on the injured list.
Diaz was far more upbeat about the issue, saying he's not worried about it and doesn't consider it serious at all.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 25, 2019
Diaz was neck and neck with Chris Flexen for the worst pitcher in the Mets bullpen so any option in the minors is likely better than what Diaz is right now. He has been showing flashes of how great he can be, especially on Friday night, but has not been able to put it together. It is unfortunate to see Diaz struggle and go down with an injury, but an IL stint could be what Diaz needs to clear his mind and get ready to help the Mets down their stretch run.