June 14, 2021

Mets’ win tempered by Albert Almora Jr., Jeff McNeil injuries (New York Post)


The winning continued at Citi Field on Tuesday night. So did the injuries.

The Mets lost two more players — second baseman Jeff McNeil and center fielder Albert Almora Jr. — in the span of five innings in their 3-2, come-from-behind victory over the Orioles.

McNeil pulled up lame while trying to stretch a single into a double in the third inning. Almora had to leave after running at full speed into the fence in right-center field during the eighth and staying down for several minutes.

“That was a lot more scary,” Mets manager Luis Rojas said of the Almora injury.

Neither injury was as severe as it looked, according to the team. The Mets labeled McNeil’s injury “body cramps” while Almora was alert and celebrating with his teammates in the clubhouse. Rojas said Almora was feeling pain in his shoulder, but X-rays were negative and he will be examined further Wednesday.

“My level of concern was really high at that point, but he got up,” Rojas said. “He wanted to stay in the game, but there was no way after that collision. … That was a hard hit on the wall. Thank God he was able to get up.”

Albert Almora Jr. and Jeff McNeil
Albert Almora Jr. and Jeff McNeil

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