The New York Mets just can’t catch a break these days. Star pitcher Marcus Stroman left Tuesday’s outing against the Atlanta Braves with a potential injury.
Stroman didn’t even last two innings on Tuesday before he had to leave the game with a potential injury. After delivering a pitch in the second inning, Stroman appeared to be bothered by his left hip.
He tried stretching it out, but was clearly in pain. After a brief meeting on the mound with teammates and coaches, Stroman left the game.
Take a look.
Marcus Stroman has exited tonight's start vs. the Braves in the 2nd inning
Yennsy Diaz is coming on to pitch. pic.twitter.com/uIbdFmTRvC
— SNY (@SNYtv) June 22, 2021
The Mets have been bitten by the injury bug this season. Just as they started to get healthy this season, Marcus Stroman is the latest star player to suffer a setback.
New York has announced Stroman has officially been ruled out of tonight’s game with “left hip soreness.”
Marcus Stroman left tonight's game with "left hip soreness," Mets say.
— Deesha (@DeeshaThosar) June 23, 2021
Let’s hope this isn’t anything serious. Stay tuned for further updates.
The Mets, meanwhile, are 37-30 this season. They’re four full games ahead of the second-place Philadelphia Phillies. New York is fully equipped to contend for the NL pennant this year, but injuries will likely dictate how far this team goes.
Stroman is a phenomenal No. 2 option behind ace right-hander Jacob deGrom. He’s 6-5 this season with a 2.35 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 14 game appearances.
Stroman is critical to the Mets’ success this season. We’ll have to await further word on his status moving forward.