Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has allowed runs in three of his last four appearances, including two in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Phillies walked-off winners on Sunday afternoon. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Mejia has a hernia, but wants to finish out the season before he considers surgery.
In fact, Mejia is pretty adamant about continuing to pitch:
Mejia on his hernia issue: “They gave me some pills. I want to take some pills and keep pitching.”
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 10, 2014
Former Met Tim Byrdak has some advice for Mejia:
Dear Mr Mejia. I pitched with sports hernia in 2010, results will not get better because you won’t be able to finish your pitches#justssayin
— Tim Byrdak (@Givemethelefty) August 10, 2014
Including Sunday’s loss, Mejia has saved 17 games in 20 chances with a 3.89 ERA and a 78/35 K/BB ratio.