Ryan Church Out With Sore Hamstring, Day To Day
Rightfielder Ryan Church left Friday’s 5-3 victory over the Red Sox in the fourth inning with a sore right hamstring.
Though Church said he should be ready to play again on Saturday, manager Jerry Manuel said that he is unlikely to do so.
“My hammy’s been bugging me lately,” Church said. “It’s actually caused my torso on my right side to get out of whack. I just finally had enough.”
Church, 30, was batting .272 with one home run and eight RBIs, splitting playing time with Gary Sheffield in right field. After flying out to lead off the top of the fourth inning, he jogged out to his position to warm up in the bottom of the inning, then returned to the dugout at Manuel’s request.
Angel Pagan replaced him in right field.
“It was limiting me [from] going out there and giving everything I’ve got,” Church said.
Just before the game, the Mets had to shift Carlos Beltran from centerfield to DH because of a sore knee. It’s hard to believe how banged up the Mets are only a month and a half into the season.
The Mets are already playing without starting shortstop Jose Reyes, who is battling tendinitis in his right calf; first baseman Carlos Delgado, who is recovering from hip surgery; utility infielder Alex Cora with a broken thumb, and catcher Brian Schneider, who is on the disabled list with a strained back.
About the Author: Rob Johnson
- William Li: on Rave Reviews From MMO Staff To Curtis Granderson Signing!: He had a bad year defensively but...
- jessep: on Rave Reviews From MMO Staff To Curtis Granderson Signing!: Why are you mad that your favorite...
- jason bay: on Rave Reviews From MMO Staff To Curtis Granderson Signing!: 2007 OF was mostly Alou, Beltran, Green....
- Djmurphy: on Hot Stove News: Nationals Sign Nate McLouth To One-Year Deal: Great value to me right now would...
- Hotstreak: on MMO Fan Shot: Granderson Is In The House… What’s Next?: You explained your opinion and basically I...
MMO Chat: Lets Talk Mets Baseball!
Write For Metsmerized Online
Mets Merized Online is reloading and looking for new writers to help cover the Hot Stove Season. We're also looking for passionate writers who would like to contribute new and original features.
Contact us now at GetMetsmerized@aol.com for more info and join the #1 Mets Fansite on the web!
Check Out These Great MLB Links!
Mets Autograph Signings
Mets Fan Apparel
Mets Autographed Baseballs
Baseball Card Supplies
For the best seats and lowest MLB ticket prices, go to PurchaseSeats.com. Get your Mets Tickets now and follow them on the road with Yankees Tickets, Phillies Tickets, Nationals Tickets and Braves Tickets!