The Mets get swept away in Pittsburgh and to add insult to more injury, are dealt a devastating blow regarding the uncertainty of David Wright’s return from the DL.
Spinal stenosis is the dire diagnosis that has put a dagger in the already depleted line-up of the Amazins not so amazing team. The numbness, weakness and cramping pain in Wright’s legs was not the hopeful news the fans and front office were expecting to hear.
It’s been a miserable month of May for the Mets, who’ve gone 9-13, and if they can’t manage to win more games away from their home sweet home, the chances of taking the NL east will be slimmer than the opening spaces within their star third baseman’s spine.
While the rest of their battered bench heals their wounds, the Mets will look toward their 42 year old “phenom,” Bartolo Colon, to stop the bleeding and help keep the streaking Nationals within striking distance, and the dreaded Atlanta Braves at bay.
With back to back series against the bottom feeders of their division, it’s a perfect opportunity for the Mets to regain some distance before their captain comes back on board to Wright their wobbly ship.