Mets Starter Leaves Game With Back Spasms; Awaiting MRI Results

New York Mets starter Taijuan Walker was forced to leave Tuesday's start against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning after experiencing back spasms. 

Oh boy, the Mets can't seem to catch a break lately. 

The good news is it could be something a lot worse than just back spasms, although that can hint at an issue more serious sometimes. Walker allowed one hit and two walks over two scoreless innings of work before being lifted from the game. 

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Walker is set to undergo an MRI on Wednesday to get a better idea of what he's dealing with. He should be reevaluated later this week. 

The thirty-year-old has pitched to a strong 3.36 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 85 strikeouts over 112 innings this season. He has a 10-3 record. 

The Mets will hold their breath on this one and hope that this turns out to be nothing, as a loss to yet another starter would be a big blow for the club. 
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