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SportJeff McNeil's quest to win batting title could be interrupted due to hamstring injury

18:01  14 august  2019
18:01  14 august  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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The Mets may have to place Jeff McNeil on the injured list due to a left hamstring injury . He will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

The Mets may have to place Jeff McNeil on the injured list due to a left hamstring injury . He will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

ATLANTA — Jeff McNeil is hoping his MRI on Wednesday will provide positive news, but his tone Tuesday night told the story.

Jeff McNeil's quest to win batting title could be interrupted due to hamstring injury© Provided by Oath Inc. Aug 13, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets left fielder Jeff McNeil (6) reacts against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

McNeil’s left hamstring flared up while running out a groundout in the ninth inning of the 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park, and the New York Mets rookie grabbed at his hamstring after crossing the bag. Team doctors evaluated him after the game, and McNeil, hitting .332, did not seem overly optimistic that he’ll avoid the injured list.

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The Mets may have to place Jeff McNeil on the injured list due to a left hamstring injury . He will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

ATLANTA — Jeff McNeil , the Mets’ offensive sparkplug and batting title contender, is hurt. McNeil will get an MRI on his left hamstring Wednesday morning in Atlanta. He tweaked it right before reaching first base on a groundout in the ninth inning of the Mets’ 5-3 loss to the Braves Tuesday night.

“Doesn’t feel great. I don’t think it’s too terrible. We have no timeline,” McNeil said. “See how it feels in the morning.”

McNeil described the injury as a “little snag” and is hoping that perhaps it is just a cramp, but the vibes he and manager Mickey Callaway gave off after the game did not make it seem as if this injury will be of the day-to-day variety. McNeil already landed on the injured list in May with tightness in that same hamstring.

The infielder/outfielder could not compare the two hamstring issues.

“Felt a little snag. Hopefully it’s not bad,” said McNeil, who went 1 for 5 with an RBI single. “Maybe just a cramp I felt. We’ll see.”

Losing McNeil would be a devastating break for a Mets team that is now two games back in the NL wild card race at 61-58 due to a 15-3 run.

Robinson Cano exits game with a left hamstring strain just as his bat was heating up

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Jeff McNeil came up lame and grabbed his left hamstring after running out a grounder in the ninth inning of the Mets’ 5-3 loss to the He immediately grimaced, limped off the field with the help of a Mets trainer, and gingerly walked into the clubhouse. McNeil is making a push for the NL batting title

Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil , who is vying for a batting title , had to be helped off the field in the ninth inning Tuesday night after he Astros' Cole late scratch due to hamstring issue. He has 15 homers and 55 RBIs out of the leadoff spot, helping spark the Mets to a run of 15 wins in 18 games.

McNeil is the team’s leadoff hitter, and in the hunt for the NL batting title with this .332 average. Without McNeil, the Mets would have to give more at-bats to light-hitting outfielder Juan Lagares or Aaron Altherr, who has four hits this season.

“It sucks. Team’s playing well,” McNeil said. “I just want to contribute. Hopefully this is something short and I can get back on the field.”

The Mets have also just started a grueling stretch that will feature 31 of 34 games against teams that are in the hunt for playoff spots.

McNeil’s absence would force the team to find a new leadoff hitter, and the Mets could perhaps try shortstop Amed Rosario.

This injury could be a costly one for a team that believes it’s now a contender.

“It’s tough. He’s a huge part of this team. He brings fire every day to the field,” said Tuesday’s losing pitcher, Zack Wheeler. “He’s a ball player and you need those type of guys on the team and in the lineup. It’s unfortunate that happened. Hopefully it’s not too serious and he can get back quick. We need his bat, for sure.”

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Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil , who is vying for a batting title , had to Astros' Cole late scratch due to hamstring issue. McNeil says he hopes it won ' t be enough to send him to the injured list. One of the NL' s top hitters with a .332 average, McNeil made the All-Star Game for the first time.

Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil , who is vying for a batting title , had to Astros' Cole late scratch due to hamstring issue. McNeil says he hopes it won ' t be enough to send him to the injured list. One of the NL' s top hitters with a .332 average, McNeil made the All-Star Game for the first time.

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