New York Mets Series Recap: Philadelphia Phillies Swept Out Of Citi Field

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Injury Concerns

Apr 14, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) comes up injured after stealing second base in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. The Mets defeated the Phillies 6-5. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest takeaway from this series may not be the wins that the Mets picked up, but instead the losses they suffered. They may not have suffered any on their record, but on the field the loss of David Wright will hurt.

Wright, the Mets captain and starting third baseman, injured himself in the second game of the series attempting to steal second base in the eighth inning. He had an awkward slide, and the training staff came out to check on him. He was able to stay in the game, but lasted only five pitches before being lifted for a pinch-runner.

The worst case scenario then fell upon the Mets, as Wright was placed on the 15-day DL with a pulled hamstring. They will be without him for at least two weeks, and the timing is rather poor as Wright was coming alive at the plate, reaching base multiple times in three consecutive games before being sidelined.

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While this will hurt in the short term, this is the best move. Wright tried to play through injuries the past couple of seasons, and it has never worked out well. Last season a lingering shoulder injury sapped all of his power, and in 2013 Wright had a hamstring injury he tried to play through that he eventually made worse and missed even more time.

An injury is never a good thing, but making sure Wright gets fully healthy should be of the utmost concern for the Mets as there is still plenty of baseball to be played.

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