A literal injury bug is now sweeping through the Mets clubhouse
So often we’ve used that term this year when referring to the fact that the Mets tack on injuries the way you wished they tacked on runs. The stomach bug that knocked Amed Rosario out of the lineup earlier this week has now made its way to the Mets starting rotation.
According to Marc Carig, Jacob deGrom should be ready to go by Sunday. This means we’ll see Gsellman and Harvey a day earlier than expected as well. Not that such a rotation shakeup will have any major impact at this point in the season. The weekend series against the Nationals was going to be a tough way to end the year regardless of the rotation order. And if you’re still looking to be optimistic, you could say that the Nats are still seeing the better part of the rotation for the most part. (Let’s just pretend Matt Harvey‘s ERA isn’t 6.59 for a minute.)
At least we can honestly say this particular “injury” is no fault of anyone on the Mets training staff. Unless someone comes forward to say that Mike Barwis was the first to come down with the bug. It seems like just another fluke incident that adds to an already bizarre year for a team we thought would be battling it out for the top of the NL East.
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Hopefully, this won’t knock out deGrom as hard as it did Rosario, who landed in the hospital for a day. But even more so, let’s just hope that this is the end of this bug spreading in general. After what’s already been a nauseating season for the Mets it would be awful for them to go out on the same note.