Everything is joy and happiness in the New York Mets clubhouse.
They are 38-20 and own the best record in the National League, even ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
However, it’s fair to say they are a bit banged up.
Marte was removed from Tuesday’s game with left quad tightness, and people within the team feel an injured list stint will be necessary.
Alonso, who leads the team in home runs, was hit in his right hand by a 96 mph fastball.
Manager Buck Showalter talked about both.
“Buck Showalter was asked if in a best case scenario Alonso and Marte would just miss a couple of days: ‘I love your optimism, but I don’t share it at this point,’ Showalter said. ‘Usually we don’t get that much optimism,'” Mike Puma of the New York Post tweeted.
Buck Showalter was asked if in a best case scenario Alonso and Marte would just miss a couple of days: “I love your optimism, but I don’t share it at this point,” Showalter said. “Usually we don’t get that much optimism.”
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 8, 2022
The Injured List Seems Like A Lock In Both Cases
The skipper all but confirmed that neither player will return within the next couple of days.
Because roster spots are so valuable, it’s likely that both players are destined to the 15-day injured list.
Alonso underwent X-rays on his hand, which turned up negative, but if he didn’t have any pain, this wouldn’t be an issue.
It’s evident there is still some discomfort in the area, and that’s why Showalter chose the words he said.
Marte, a player known for his speed and range in the outfield, probably won’t be risked if he has a quad injury.
In both cases, they don’t sound like serious, multi-month injuries, but they will most certainly be on the shelf for at least 10 days, perhaps a bit more.