The New York Mets won their 9th game in the past ten contests on Sunday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates. This win pushed them to 55-56 and only three games out of an NL Wild Card spot, continuing a run that has seen the Mets miraculously get back into playoff contention.
Noah Syndergaard dominated and the offense wreaked havoc in a 13-2 victory, but the Mets couldn’t even avoid bad news as they continued their hot run on Sunday.
Canó rapped his third consecutive hit to start the game but pulled up lame as he attempted to stretch his hit into a double. The Dominican second baseman immediately clutched at his left hamstring and allowed himself to be tagged out.
The high-money superstar then immediately exited the game, leaving the Mets and their fans to wonder if they’re set to suffer yet another extended injury absence for their second baseman.
Canó hasn’t quite lived up to expectations in his debut season with New York, but he’s improved recently, raising his season OPS to .710 and his batting average to .252. He’s been a key reason for the Mets’ recent turnaround.
The 36-year-old will undergo an MRI to know the extent of his hamstring injury, with both him and the Mets keeping their fingers crossed that he won’t be forced to miss too much time.