ATLANTA — It looks like the Mets survived a real injury scare. Amed Rosario and Travis d’Arnaud were back in the starting lineup for the Mets 7-3 win over the Braves at SunTrust Park Saturday night. Both had left the final game in Chicago Thursday night with injuries and missed the next game.
Rosario, who was diagnosed with a tight right hip flexor, went 0-for-4 and was the only position player not to get a hit Saturday. He was taken out in the fifth inning Thursday night when he was obviously struggling to run. The shortstop had to do running and hitting drills in front of team trainers Saturday afternoon to work his way back into the lineup.
Rosario is hitting .298 with two doubles, one triple, four homers, seven RBI and 13 runs scored in his last 28 games.
Amed Rosario and Travis d’Arnaud were back in the starting lineup Saturday night against the Braves at SunTrust Park.
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D’Arnaud twisted his right knee early in the Mets loss to the Cubs on Thursday, but said it felt fine Saturday afternoon. The catcher slid in the slippery Wrigley Field infield going for a bunt in the first inning. It got worse as the game went on and he also left in the fifth inning as well. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Saturday.
Kevin Plawecki got rushed to the big leagues in 2015 when d’Arnaud went down with an injury. Ready or not, the catcher was throw into managing a demanding young pitching staff and trying to learn to hit at the big league level. It wasn’t the best thing for his development. But after parts of two disappointing seasons, Plawecki is making a better impression. He is hitting .306 with four doubles, two homers, five RBI and six walks in his 16 games since returning from Triple-A.
The Mets are calling it a tight right hip flexor for Amed Rosario
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“I think he’s learning, been around here enough to know what it takes,” Terry Collins said of Plawecki. “A lot of times, these guys they get here, then they get sent back due to just numbers, they wait for the phone to ring. He went down and made the phone ring.”
The Mets allowed the Cubs to claim veteran backup catcher Rene Rivera off waivers to get a little salary relief and because they felt it was time to give Plawecki another chance. This time, he’s making them rethink their initial impressions of him.
The Mets and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz are accepting donations to help those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma at Citi Field Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Collections will in front of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. For details see www.mets.com/HurricaneRelief