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|Posted: Tue May 2nd, 2017 03:48 am||
|As the New York Yankees continue to mash and win games, their Big Apple counterparts aren't faring too well at the moment.
After New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard left his start early with what the team is calling a "lat injury," manager Terry Collins was understandably irritated after Sunday's 23-5 loss to the Washington Nationals.
An agitated Terry Collins discusses Syndergaard's injury. Sandy Alderson says an MRI is scheduled for 7 a.m. Monday. pic.twitter.com/rtI3v0Fe4Y
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When a reporter decided to point out that Collins seemed on edge, he replied by saying "You think? What do you think?" proceeding to explain that any long-term injury would be a big loss to the Mets.
After missing his scheduled start on April 27 with biceps tendinitis, Syndergaard refused to undergo an MRI saying that he knew his body best. It would lead general manager Sandy Alderson to say he couldn't force the 24-year-old into a tube in order to determine the austerity of his injury.
"We asked him how he felt and he said he felt fine, he could have pitched on turn," Alderson said after the game, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. "We took him at face value, but he also threw a bullpen (session) and felt fine. On the basis of that input as well as his own comments, he was good to go."
Alderson stands by the call to start him on Sunday but rhetorically questioned if an MRI would have been a good idea after all.
"The recommendation (to skip him Thursday) was made by the doctor," he said. "It was precautionary and we felt strongly that he was fine.
"We made sure that he threw again before he went out so we could confirm that and that’s what happened. Would the MRI have disclosed a lat issue or reaffirm some concern about the bicep? We'll never know."
Syndergaard is expected to finally undergo an MRI on Monday in order to determine the severity of the injury he suffered on Sunday.