The Mets Suffer Two Losses Despite Playing Just One Game
The Mets seem to specialize in extra inning games. They played another Saturday afternoon, this time losing in extras 4-3 to the Kansas City Royals.
This was just one loss the Mets suffered. The other was to their captain and third baseman, David Wright.
Justin Maxwell's pinch home run off David Aardsma in the top of the 12th decided the ball game. It was Maxwell's third long fly of the season.
However the bigger loss took place in what else, extra innings, on Friday night. David Wright pulled his already tweaked hamstring running hard to first base on an infield grounder. He immediately grabbed for his hammy area, and the doubt of the severity was not in doubt. Wright plays through pain and bumps and bruises so when he is hurt, you can make bank he is genuinely hurt.
The Mets started Justin Turner at third on Saturday. The injured Hamstring puts Wright on the DL for only the third time in his career. The first was the result of a beaning by San Francisco's Matt Cain in which he sustained a concussion and missed two weeks. the second was a lower back injury that also landed him unable to play for two months.
This time however it looks like Wright will miss up to five weeks, although the Mets hope he is back sooner.
Wright wasn't the only Met who sat out Saturday's game. Closer Bobby Parnell has a neck injury, not believed to be serious, and has missed a couple of games, thus the use of Aardsma.
Lefty specialist Josh Edgin also goes on the disabled list, diagnosed with a slight hairline fracture in his rib.
The Mets called up Mike Baxter from Triple A Las Vegas.