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Breath-Holding Time

Posted By Howard Megdal On July 10, 2012 @ 10:27 am In Today's Mets headlines | Comments Disabled

Terrible news this morning.

Dillon Gee, the scheduled second-half starter for the Mets Friday in Atlanta, was admitted to the hospital [1] with numbness in his fingers, according to Adam Rubin. Terry Collins said he is to undergo an angiogram to determine the cause.

The Mets had already elected to pitch Gee Friday, and move Johan Santana back, because Santana’s ankle was still bothering him following an awkward catch and tag of first base in his last start.

Both of these injuries could be minor, so it is important not to jump to any conclusions. The Mets have been calling Santana’s push back precautionary. And we simply don’t know what is going on with Gee.

But for a team with no margin for error in the starting pitching department, and one reliant on its superior starting pitching to help outpace a terrible defense and bullpen, these pieces of news are disconcerting at best. So hold your breath and hope this is just a couple of brief scares, not anything more.

Nobody panic. Yet. Worst-case, R.A. Dickey can just pitch every day.

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