Earlier in the day, the Mets announced that right-handed
starting pitcher Matt Harvey will undergo season-ending surgery
on his throwing shoulder. Things worsened when center fielder
Cespedes exited after three innings due to a strained right
quadriceps, while starting pitcher Syndergaard departed during
the fifth with what he called arm fatigue.
Syndergaard (9-4) has been pitching with a bone spur in his
elbow, though he said that had nothing to do with his leaving
"There's not pain regarding the bone spur. I didnít have any
discomfort, just fatigue really," Syndergaard told reporters
after the Mets' 3-1 loss. "This is my first full season in the
big leagues. Iíve thrown a lot of pitches and innings. Itís just
that time of the year." Cespedes, who is batting .302 with 21
home runs and 52 RBIs, made a sliding catch in the outfield in
the third which appeared to cause the injury. There is no
immediate report on the severity of either playerís ailment but
each could miss Tuesdayís All Star Game where they were selected
to play in San Diego.
(Reporting by Jahmal Corner; Editing by Amlan Chakraborty)
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