Jeff McNeil saved the New York Mets with a phenomenal catch in left field, but it came at a cost. The star outfielder had to be carted off the field.
The first inning was a mess for the New York Mets. David Peterson walked two batters, the Mets turned an easy double play into a two-base error, and Jeff McNeil injured himself on a spectacular catch.
McNeil crashed into the left-field wall to rob Asdrubal Cabrera of a two-RBI double.
Mets are carting McNeil off the field. Let’s hope he’s OK 🙏🙏🙏 #LGM pic.twitter.com/zGBVyuLznv
— ESNY (@EliteSportsNY) August 13, 2020
McNeil was shaken up on the play and required the cart to make it back to the dugout. He has since been replaced by Billy Hamilton.
This is McNeil’s second injury of 2020. He was able to come back from the first one in just a couple of days.
According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, McNeil’s initial X-rays have come back negative. He’ll go for an MRI on Monday, but the Mets are hopeful it’s just a bruise.
Sources: Jeff McNeil’s knee X-ray is negative, so the hope is it’s just a bad bruise. Will go for MRI to confirm though. McNeil, the heart of the team, made a run-saving catch while diving into the wall in 1st inning.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 13, 2020
According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, the New York Mets are calling McNeil’s injury a bone contusion. They are listing him as day-to-day.
Jeff McNeil has a bone contusion (bruise) in his left knee. He's day-to-day.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 13, 2020