Two more players are sidelined with injuries as the Mets prepare to face their chief division rival tonight.
The Mets will be without two big bats in their roster for at least a few days. The team made a couple of moves official before Friday night’s game against the Nationals.
Lucas Duda and Wilmer Flores have both been placed on the 10-day disabled list. Duda is going to be sidelined with his hyperextended elbow. That injury occurred two nights ago, and apparently the big man needs more time sidelined.
As for Wilmer, well his knee infection also needed more time to heal, so he’ll be taking some time off. No word on exactly how Flores got this random infection in his knee, but with this Mets team it seems like the weirder things are pretty much the new norm.
Both T.J. Rivera and left-handed pitcher Sean Gilmartin have been recalled up from Triple-A Las Vegas, so at least the team will have some bodies in the bench and the bullpen ready for action on Friday night.
The injury bug is something that has pestered the Mets before. Last year, the team coped with a multitude of injuries throughout much of the season. It just so happens that the injuries are beginning to pile up as the Mets top rival in the National League East, arrived in Flushing for the first series of the season.
The Washington Nationals have a 10-5 record and are up 2.5 games on the third place Mets in the division. Tonight, they send Tanner Roark to the mound. He will face Matt Harvey, who was bumped up to replace Jacob deGrom. deGrom is experiencing a stiff neck, per reports.