Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Mets' Cespedes limps off with hamstring cramp

Mets' Cespedes limps off with hamstring cramp

Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes limped off the field with a left hamstring cramp and exited Thursday night's game against Philadelphia, saying he might be out for a few days.

Hamstring cramps can sure be tricky, and Cespedes will most likely get a day or two off to rest it, but it has to give the Mets a sigh of relief. "This time it doesn't feel as serious as other times".

Jesse Spector of FanRag noted Cespedes will undergo an MRI on Friday, adding that Mets manager Terry Collins called the injury a "concern".

Though Collins declined to offer further details, sources said Flores' infection has affected his left knee and that he might have had to spend Thursday night at a hospital receiving treatment.

The Nationals may also be at less than 100 percent for at least the start of the series.

Yoenis Cespedes left Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth inning with a hamstring injury (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Left fielder Jayson Werth (groin) and second baseman Daniel Murphy (right leg) both sat out Thursday. The two division rivals are no doubt the top teams in the National League East and figure to fight for first place all year long.

"We know the senses will be heightened when we play them just because the best way to creep up in the standings is to beat the teams you know are going to be ahead of you or right behind you", Walker said.

Including tonight's game, Cespedes has hit six home runs, and driven in 10 RBIs on a.263 batting average on the young season. We've just got to pull it together. He was also tied for second in the NL with six homers.

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