Yoenis Cespedes leaves Game 4 of NLCS with sore left shoulder

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Everything’s coming up Mets so far in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, except this one potential concern …

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that Yoenis Cespedes was removed from the game after the top of the second inning with soreness in his left shoulder. Cespedes struck out swinging in his at-bat during that two-run frame. He drew a walk and scored a run in the Mets’ four-run first.

Maybe the Mets’ big 6-0 lead over the Cubs played into the removal. Or perhaps it’s something more serious. Either way, the Cuban slugger will have six days of rest before the World Series if the Mets are able to finish up this Championship Series sweep.

New York entered Game 4 with a 3-0 series lead and jumped all over Cubs starter Jason Hammel.

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UPDATE, 9:37 p.m. ET: Mets manager Terry Collins told the TBS broadcast that Cespedes “couldn’t lift his left shoulder” when he came off the field in the top of the second inning. Collins didn’t have any further details, but that sounds pretty troubling.