Amidst a season in which injuries are a norm, the Mets had two more players going down in tonight’s game
Both Amed Rosario and Travis d’Arnaud left Thursday night’s series finale in Chicago early. According to the Mets, Rosario left due to a tight hip flexor, and d’Arnaud exited because of a twisted right knee. Before leaving the game, Rosario got a hit and a stolen base, and d’Arnaud hit a solo homer.
Hopefully both of these injuries aren’t serious enough to require extended time off, but as with all things Mets, you really never know. If the injuries are significant, then the team may want to consider just shutting down their two young players for the remainder of the season.
While the Mets are out of contention, injuries are obviously never welcome. Rosario is the team’s top prospect, and was hitting the ball well since coming back from a thumb injury that sidelined him for a week.
Additionally, with Rosario getting as many at bats in the MLB as possible, he is able to adjust more and more to major league pitching, and prepare to make a major impact to next year’s team.
Travis d’Arnaud, on the other hand, is still proving that he can be a starting catcher next year, so he is missing an opportunity to display everything he has left for 2017.
This season as a whole has been disappointing for d’Arnaud, who once again battled a season with injuries, batted .237 with 11 home runs and 44 RBI. Rosario, however, played much better, as he is now up to .274 with an impressive 6 stolen bases and 4 home runs.
Moving forward, should the Mets want to keep d’Arnaud sidelined, Kevin Plawecki will assume the everyday catching duties, while Tomas Nido will have a chance to prove his worth in the majors. Jose Reyes will likely fill in at shortstop for now, but it can be expected for younger players, such as Gavin Cecchini to have time there too.