The New York Mets received a small scare Saturday after Noah Syndergaard’s night finished. He was drilled in the ribs with a line drive off the bat of Cesar Hernandez. Syndergaard exited the game, but felt fine after the game and joked he was more worried about the baseball. His X-Rays came back negative and he should be on track to make his next scheduled start.
Dominic Smith also left Saturday’s game early with a groin injury. He left the game after grounding into a fielder’s choice which may have cause stress to his left groin. He is currently day-to-day but the Mets should know more about his status later today. Smith has only hit .205 with 3 home runs and 4 RBIs this season.
Devin Mesoraco (back, neck) has been out since Tuesday after aggravating the same injury that kept him out in August. Manager Mickey Callaway said he is unsure when Mesoraco would return to action. He also said he would be on the 10-day DL if the rosters did not expand in September. Mesoraco has hit .211 with 9 home runs as a Met and will likely be heading somewhere else in the offseason.
David Wright (shoulder) took part in a simulated game on Saturday at Citi Field and homered to the opposite field. The home run came off Tim Peterson and Wright also took ground balls at third base. Wright plans to play this season even amidst the rumors of the front office wanting to hold him back to save money. It would certainly end the year on a bright spot if Wright was able to take the field again at some point this season.