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New York Mets: Edwin Diaz Leaves With Injury

by Daniel Marcillo

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.

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.

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.

1 comment

Steven Safran August 25, 2019 - 11:08 am

I think the real injury is to his ego. He was sick to his stomach after giving up ANOTHER home run to the first batter he faced in an important situation. It’s like Groundhog Day out there for him. He used to have swagger and mojo and now he’s like a whipped dog. He needs to a change in scenery BAD.


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