On the same day the Mets lost Matt Harvey for the season due to a shoulder injury, two of the team’s stars caused concern by leaving Friday’s game. Starter Noah Syndergaard (arm fatigue) and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (quadriceps strain) both exited due to injury, though neither situation appears too dire at this point.
Syndergaard left in the fifth inning after telling manager Terry Collins that his arm was dead, though the team announced that his issues were not elbow-related. Syndergaard is reportedly dealing with bone spurs in his throwing elbow, though has continued pitching through the injury.
Syndergaard, who was recently named to the NL All-Star team, may not pitch in Tuesday’s game due to the arm fatigue, but the issue does not seem too serious. A few days of rest and further examination will likely get him ready for his next start after the break.
Cespedes, who is also an All-Star, left the game after three innings but said after the game that the injury is one he has dealt with in the past. Cespedes is expected to miss the team’s two final games before the All-Star break, and also appears unlikely to appear in Tuesday’s showcase.