Two New York Mets Players Exit Tuesday's Game Early


Tuesday, June 7, was a bad night for the New York Mets. They lost 0-7 to the San Diego Padres and lost both first baseman Pete Alonso and outfielder Starling Marte to injuries within 20 minutes of the first pitch. 

First, Marte exited the game after tweaking his leg while attempting to steal second base in the first inning. He limped around the infield for several minutes before walking back to the dugout with the Mets' medical staff. Marte returned to the field for the bottom of the inning, but didn't stay long. He exited a couple innings later, leaving Mark Canha to take his place in right field.

Shortly after, Pete Alonso took a Yu-Darvish sinker off his right hand while hitting the brakes on a checked swing. Alonso was in visible pain and didn't attempt to stay in the game. Manager Buck Showalter sent in J.D. Davis to pinch run for him.

 Neither Alonso or Marte stuck around at Petco Park for long. While the game was still underway, Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo reported that they had both gone to the hospital for late-night MRIs. Neither of them were available during post-game press conferences. 

The good news is that Alonso's X-Ray showed negative results, meaning he avoided any bone fractures. It's tough to say when he'll be back as bruising is probably an issue, but he has probably avoided along-term stop on the injured list. 

Starling Marte's condition is less clear. The Mets will release updates on both players within the next day. 

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