Last updated: 08/31/2016 - 1:33 AM UTC
The Mets have sent Ike Davis back to New York for an MRI on his ailing leg. Davis injured the leg last night in when he collided with David Wright while both were attempting to make a play on a popup in front of the mound.
This is both bad news and good news. The bad news is that Davis is hurt (duh!). The good news is that the Mets are taking a no nonsense approach in an effort to understand and treat the injury. Under former GM Omar Minaya Davis would likely be penciled in to tomorrow’s lineup after rain provided a day off for the team and an opportunity for Davis to rest the leg. But current management is taking no chances with the team leader in HRs and RBIs.
On a related point I hope Sandy Alderson’s front office team is taking a closer look at conditioning. The recent string of injuries that also includes Wright’s sore back and Jenrry Mejia‘s elbow (which will require Tommy John surgery to correct) may be coincidence. But with the way this team has been suffering injuries the last couple of years the Mets owe it to themselves to examine their organizational approach to conditioning and training and see if and changes may help keep the players healthy.