ATLANA – The losing streak is over, but the Mets’ casualties continue to rise.
The scariest of all Monday nights was the sight of blood pouring from Kevin Pilar’s face in Trust Park after being defeated by Jacob Webb’s fast cannon at 94 mph in the seventh inning. Pilar, who was crushed to the ground in the dough box, finally left the field.
Taijuan Walker had previously left with a tightness on the left, so the 3-1 victory over Braves, which snapped the slider from three Mets games, could not be fully celebrated. Before the game, the Mets put Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil on the list of injured with tendon injuries, increasing the number of IL to 1
The pole was taken to a local computed tomography hospital, according to manager Luis Rojas, who added that it was a positive sign that Pilar could go off the field.
“Thanks to everyone who turned up!” Pillar tweeted after the game. “Scary moment, but I’m doing well.”
“This man is a warrior,” Rojas said. “He shows up every day to play hard and he gets up and leaves. There’s no way I think he’ll be able to do that after I saw the ball hit him in the face. “
Walker appeared uncomfortably on the mound during the third inning. He held the bat to his shoulder during his first record appearance, a continuation of the approach he took last Wednesday at Citi Field with Matt Harvey on the mound.
Walker said he has been worried about the country for “a few weeks”, but he believes the discomfort can be overcome without limiting IL. But he expects to receive an MRI exam on Tuesday, which will provide Mets with additional information.
“I was able to relive my start last week with him, but just today he grabbed a bit and I couldn’t throw my best stuff in there, so there really was no point in going on and making it worse,” Walker said. “I went through three today [innings] and that was all I had for today. “
During three inuits to block, in which he threw 33 pitches, Walker conceded one goal and lowered the ERA to 2.05. The right threw to 0.98 WHIP for eight starts.
“We think we probably caught him in time,” Rojas said of Walker’s lateral tightness.
Sean Reed-Foley replaced Walker and gave Metz a chance by firing three perfect innings to keep the score to no avail. It was the fourth unsuccessful performance of five for Reed-Foley, who moved between Triple-A Syracuse and the Mets.
The Juris Family worked to no avail seven before Trevor May sank into eighth, passing a solo homer to Austin Riley for the game’s second hit, Braves. May allowed a double for Guillermo Heredia before withdrawing Pablo Sandoval and Ehir Adriantza. Edwin Diaz worked ninth for his sixth save.
The Mets are already injured to start the pitch, with Jacob deGrom, Carlos Carrasco and Noah Syndergaard on the injured list. DeGrom is expected to organize a bullfighting session on Tuesday, which could put it in a position to return over the weekend.
After Conforto and McNeil qualified for IL before the tendon injury match, Rojas presented a squad that included Johneshwy Fargas, playing right field in his major league debut.
James McCann stroked a double-hit double in the seventh, which brought Tomasz Nido with the first run of the game. After Fargas moved McCann to third place, Francisco Lindor left and stole second. Dominic Smith was deliberately spent to load the bases. The pole was then hit in the face to force it in the second round.
“He was hit from the pitch and the last thing that comes to mind will touch the home plate,” McCann said. “Our thoughts and prayers are definitely with him and this is just a scary moment.
“You wonder if it’s okay.” The thought of standing in the box, the normal person does not realize how fast this ball gets there and how fast you have to react. It was just one of those things, this ball seemed to be chasing him. “
Fargas doubled RBI (for its first major league hit) in the eighth inning to increase the Mets’ lead to 3-0.
Braves starter Max Fried was removed after six innings of protective causes with spasms in his left arm. The leftists allowed one won run with five hits with eight shots and two walks.