This afternoon’s game against the Reds could be a costly one for the Dodgers, as first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and right fielder Yasiel Puig both exited with injuries.
Gonzalez fouled a ball off his left knee and, after initially remaining in the game, eventually exited with what the Dodgers are calling a contusion.
Puig re-tweaked his right hamstring beating out an infield single off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning and immediately the game.
Mets backup infielder Jose Reyes pinch-hit and popped up in the top of the eighth inning of Thursday night’s game in Atlanta against the Braves. That ran his streak up to 20 consecutive hitless plate appearances to start the 2018 season. He has reached base once, however, on a walk, so there’s that.
Reyes, 34, signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mets near the end of January. At the time, the Mets hadn’t yet signed Todd Frazier, so Reyes was in the mix to contribute as a utilityman but he has operated as a bat off the bench for the most part this season.
One wonders how much longer the Mets are going to let Reyes flounder. According to FanGraphs, he has already been worth a half-win less than a replacement-level player. Only eight other players have been as bad or worse this season.