"The Worst Pain I Ever Felt"; Mets Still Optimistic Walker Can Make Start This Weekend

The New York Mets are optimistic starter Taijuan Walker will be able to make his scheduled start against the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend. 

Well, that's a surprise. 

Walker was pulled from his start against the Braves on Tuesday and sent for an MRI which revealed a slight disc bulge in his lower back. 

Walker described the pain on Tuesday as "the worst pain I ever felt", however, he said he's "shocked" he's feeling this good two days later. 

It's a tricky situation for the Mets, but with how many injuries their starting pitchers always seem to sustain, it might be a good idea for the team to let Walker get 100% before sending him back on the mound. 

The thirty-year-old has compiled a strong 3.36 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 85 strikeouts over 112 innings to go along with a 10-3 record. 
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