New York Mets

In the middle of a heated game with wild-card implications between the Cardinals and Mets, Jay Bruce left with a leg cramp.

Just as things appeared to be looking up for Jay Bruce, the feeling vanished quicker than a Bruce strikeout.

After blooping a base-hit down the left field line — his first hit since Aug. 18th — Bruce strolled into second base with a look of relief and satisfaction on his face … and then the cramps arrived.

Of course, Bruce made sure to pad his batting statistics as a Met — now 13-for-77 — before taking the night off at Busch Stadium — he’s now slashing .158/.247/.263 with two home runs and six RBI in New York.

So, remember, while Yoenis Cespedes battled and played through a nagging quad strain in July, Bruce couldn’t drink enough water to stay in a late August game with wild-card positioning at stake.

He was replaced with Alejandro De Aza.

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Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.