New York Mets slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes provided a big time scare on Wednesday night after going down from a hit by pitch.

By Robby Sabo

In all things “Mets-like” this one looked like it would top them all.

In a meaningless game at Citizens Bank Park tonight against the doormat Philadelphia Phillies, star slugger Yoenis Cespedes was hit by a pitch in one of the more vulnerable spots a hitter can be: right on the hand.

The umpire actually called it a foul ball initially, but the call was reversed after Terry Collins challenged play.


None of that mattered. What did was the sight of Cespedes squirming in pain after being hit on the bottom hand near the bottom of the bat.

At that very moment, all New York Mets fans were feeling like this:

In fact, the following few innings provided so much anxiety for the Met fan about Cespedes’s newfound uncertain status for October baseball that the entire internet could feel it.

No matter though because in the end a collective sigh of relief was experienced once the x-rays came back negative. Cespedes only bruised the middle and ring fingers on his left hand.

How long he’ll miss is only a subplot at this point. The only thing that matters is that he’s going to be just fine for the postseason.

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