Well, that’s an exaggeration, but the news isn’t great. The Mets announced the following a short time ago, in a press release:
“Jose Reyes left the game yesterday in the second inning after experiencing stiffness in his left hamstring.
“Daniel Murphy was removed from the game in the seventh inning after sustaining an injury to his left knee.
“Reyes received an MRI and was examined yesterday at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). He has a strain of his left hamstring. His playing status will be determined later today.
“Murphy also received an MRI and was examined at HSS yesterday. He has a sprain of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the left knee. Recovery time from this injury, which should not require surgery, is estimated to be six-to-eight weeks. Murphy is likely out for the season. He will be put on the 15-Day Disabled List today and will be replaced by Ruben Tejada on the 25-Man Roster.”
This follows last Thursday’s Mets update on Johan Santana:
“New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana was examined today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and was diagnosed with fatigue of the left shoulder. His shoulder exam was otherwise normal. Johan will spend the next week with the Mets in New York. He will rest from throwing but maintain a fitness program. He will resume his throwing program once his shoulder is at full strength.”
And this weekend, Sandy Alderson indicated that Ike Davis, battling an ankle injury, has been shut down for four weeks, and isn’t a good bet to play again this season.
So, let’s summarize:
Daniel Murphy: out for the season.
Ike Davis: Likely out for the season.
Johan Santana: Season in doubt.
Jose Reyes: Out unspecified time. A mild hamstring strain cost him about three weeks last time out.
Generalissimo Francisco Franco: Still dead.
This would have been easier to write from the opposite angle. I could have just posted:
“Not injured following yesterday’s game: Mr. Met, Kevin Burkhardt, Danny Meyer of Shake Shack. That is all.”