Jenrry Mejia pitched a scoreless 12th inning during Thursday’s loss to the Nationals, but did not come back out for the 13th inning due to an issue with his right calf.
Mejia completed the 12th inning, but was seen in the dugout showing Terry Collins and others his calf.
After the game, manager Terry Collins said that Mejia’s calf issue was the reason why he wasn’t asked to pitch the 13th, but alluded to the fact that Mejia may not need any time off because of the issue.
Backing that up, Mejia – who did not seem concerned during the postgame – was told by the trainers that the issue was ‘nothing that serious.’
Mejia has dealt with lots of nicks this season, and the calf issue is the latest one.
However, as is noted above, it seems that him not pitching the 13th inning was out of an abundance of caution more than anything.
If Mejia does have to miss a few days, it will be interesting to see what the Mets do.
If the Mets need another bullpen arm, it would likely have to be from Triple-A Las Vegas, since Daisuke Matsuzaka is not yet ready to return.