It seems that the Mets may have been lucky when it comes to the gravity of Noah Syndergaardthe tension of the hamstrings.
An MRI taken on Sunday revealed a strain of "low grade" manager Mickey Callaway before Monday's game in Atlanta, noting that Syndergaard (who is on the IL and will miss his start Thursday) will be evaluated again in the coming days.
Before Monday's game, Syndergaard – who was on the field to do agility exercises – said that he was in great shape, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Noah Syndergaard (hamstring) does agility exercises pic.twitter.com/zOKVQ81Ysr
– SNY (@SNYtv) June 17, 2019
On Sunday, prior to the announcement of the MRI results, Syndergaard provided his own update when he stated that the strain was "very sweet" – according to Tim Healey of Newsday.
Syndergaard was summoned to the MRI Sunday after leaving Saturday's game in the seventh inning because of the injury he had suffered during his 102nd throw of the night.
Callaway said Sunday that he "did not seem that he would make his next start anyway because it would be hard to find his job in between," explaining why Syndergaard had been placed on the pestle.
Syndergaard is eligible to return from the IL next Wednesday.
As for who will take Syndergaard's place Thursday against the Cubs in Chicago, Callaway said the team had not made a decision yet.
On Sunday, Callaway did not give the impression that Anthony Kay – who was recently promoted to Triple-A – would receive a high regard for this start, which means that the Mets will likely give the ball to Wilmer Police, Drew Gagnon, Walter Lockett, or Ervin Santana. Lockett and Santana are both minor players and would require a list of 25 players.