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Mets say hamstring cramp yet Cespedes felt a shock

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Apr 19, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; A ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Michael Saunders (not pictured) drops in front of New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) in the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 19, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; A ball hit by Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Michael Saunders (not pictured) drops in front of New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) in the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Mets and Yoenis Cespedes seem to not entirely be on the same page again.

We already know how the Mets did not know about Steven Matz‘s diagnosis of a strained flexor tendon. The organization was even unaware of who made the diagnosis.

Is something similar happening again?

During Thursday night’s game against the Phillies, we were told by the Mets that Cespedes was taken out due to a cramp in his left hamstring — an injury that apparently occurred in the bottom of the fifth inning.

However, after the game Cespedes had something different to say. In fact, he bluntly stated that it was a not a cramp, and that he felt a shock. Additionally, his leg was “heavily wrapped” after the game — another indication that this is not just a cramp.

Well, none of that sounds good. In fact, that sounds much worse than just a hamstring cramp.

But, Cespedes was there to reassure everyone by saying that he has had this injury before, and that it does not feel as serious as it  has in the past.

Phew?

Well, what is this then if it’s not a cramp? And why was everyone told that he left the game because of a cramp?

Cespedes is scheduled to have an MRI done on his leg on Friday. Of course, Mets fans everywhere are praying that it goes well, because we need our Lion King in the lineup (duh).

The Mets already have enough injuries this season, two of them happening in Wednesday night’s game to Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud. The team obviously cannot afford more injuries, especially one to Cespedes.

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For now, let’s just hope that Cespedes is right when he says it doesn’t feel as serious as it has in the past, and that he doesn’t have to miss much playing time.

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