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Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will miss a few games

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Apr 19, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits the ball against the Philadelphia Phillies in the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 19, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) hits the ball against the Philadelphia Phillies in the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday night’s game due to an injury, because of course.

The Mets originally stated that it was due to a left hamstring cramp. However, after the game, Cespedes stated this was not the case, as he felt a shock in his leg.

Well, what is it then?

Cespedes was scheduled to have an MRI done on Friday. He was looked at by doctors as well. Additionally, Terry Collins stated that he will most likely miss a few games.

Well, what’s a few games? I’m not sure.

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, in Friday night’s loss to the Phillies, Collins actually had Cespedes warming up to hit. However, the hamstring did not respond well to this (surprise!) and as we all know, he did not step up to the plate.

Does this mean that Cespedes’ injury really is in fact not serious since his manager wants him to still hit? Does the fact that he was unable to bat due to pain or discomfort mean that it is in fact serious? What is really going on with Cespedes?

It’s only April and the Mets team is already filled with injuries. I’ve stressed it once and I’ll stress it again despite the fact that it’s common sense — this team cannot afford Cespedes to be injured and be out for long.

The Mets haven’t been playing well. That’s not a secret. They need their bats. They need to wake up. And not knowing fully what’s going on with Cepedes minus the fact that he’s going to miss games (to which we don’t know the specific amount) is not reassuring in the slightest.

Next: Flores and Duda land on the DL

This is not the start the Mets or Mets fans have hoped for. This is especially not how we wanted to go into the first series against the Nationals — without our Lion King and many of our key players.

Should we be hopeful that Cespedes will in actuality only miss a few games? I mean yes, I do hope so, but at this point with injuries and miscommunication, who knows.

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