Jenrry Mejia pitches in the rain

Mejia dealt with back issue during Monday’s game

Jenrry Mejia was dealing with a back/side issue during his appearance on Monday (Rubin, August 4).

Mejia entered in the ninth inning with the game tied and gave up the eventual game-winning run when he allowed a two-out run-scoring double to Pablo Sandoval.

During the outing, Mejia paused and appeared to be stretching out his back. Soon after, he was visited by pitching coach Dan Warthen, but remained in the game.

Mejia refused to blame the issue for his struggles on Monday, but noted that a similar issue in July kept him out of action for a few games.




25 comments
Macacawitz
Macacawitz

It was obvious he was pitching in distress prior to his serving up the game winning hit to the Panda.  This team is run by idiots of the lowest order.

triviaace
triviaace

Ron Darling spotted a problem in Mejia's delivery right away so how come the idiot Warthen waited until the barn door was wide open before he came and then still did nothing.  This team's management on and off the bench are truly incompetent and need to be replaced.  Are you listening Wilpons?  And then what about using Familia in the 7th, he hasn't pitched more than 1 inning (the 8th) for the past month and a half.  So why did idioy Collins put him in in the 7th.  Terry will probably say that he was ready.  Wilpons, please send Sandy and Terry to the minors where they belong.  The Mets need independent thinking and need it now.

George Brezny
George Brezny

Tired how guys always complain after losses as if it is the only way they think they can fail. I was hurt... Its obvious Wright is hurting but do you see him complaining.  Huge loss yesterday. If you are really hurt ask out of the game so as to not hurt the team. He obviously didn't have it from the start of the inning. Too much showboating by this guy. Too much touting the two of them by the tv crew...At least Familia didn't complain... 

tone
tone

Mejia = Benitez

bruster
bruster

He probably strains his back every time he does that reach for the sky and yank it down move after every save.

shoes
shoes

Mejia is Valverde light. Always someone on base. Always drama. Always too many pitches for one inning. MY back hurts every time he comes out of the bullpen. Just get three outs without the nonsense.

David Jordan
David Jordan

This guy will always be a hair away from the DL. That's just who he is. Mets should pitch him but all the kid gloves in the world won't keep him from getting hurt.

jenkins
jenkins

I tried to tell you guys this in real time. Should have been pulled immediately.

nym68
nym68

Would it pain idiots like Rubin and Cerrone to inquire as to whether or not the Mets announcers brought this up when it happened? Darling discussed it when Mejia grabbed his back...This just makes these guys looks like hacks

sell
sell

I love Mejia and am excited about a future with him as closer. But it will be exciting next year with him, Parnell and familia all competing for 8th and 9th innings.

A rotation of Harvey, Niese, Wheeler, Gee, deGrom/Syndr (whoever isn't traded) with a pen of the above 3 plus Black, Edgin and maybe Montero is NaSTY!!!

Now if only we could sign a FA bat (not many I love, though) and trade a young SP, Flores and another position player prospect for another.

dannym28
dannym28

so terry ran him out there why? look we were 5 games under so if familia or mejia are hurt just give em a day or two. dont push them no need to risk anything in a talent show off year

drfc
drfc

@shoes His WHIP will be high due to his command but he is a different type of pitcher than a typical closer in that he has a wide array of pitches to choose from when he lacks command in one or two others. So it can take a batter or two for him to settle in but so far I don't mind his approach.

Ed Renner
Ed Renner

@sell 

Time to realize that Jon Neise is a loser. Yes he is lefthanded. Yes he has major talent. But every year we see two things...he is hurt and he can't control what's between his ears. The guy is always angry and loses focus. This negates so much of his talent and relegates him to .500 or below. Why does everybody automatically count him in a future rotation? I would trade him before the league, that values him so much catches up to him. We can find another lefthander.

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

@sell Don't forget Hefner and Colon. Hefner is already back from TJ surgery and has added mph. He was going well for many months before his injury. Hefner could be a 5th starter or Colon a 5th starter until he is traded. Colon is durable and eats lots of innings. 

manicmesia
manicmesia

@dannym28 Terry isn't his mother, if he asks Mejia if he's good to pitch and he says yes then he's good to pitch.  Earlier in the year he was perfectly able to say he was tired and he got a day off.

Good for Mejia for not making excuses, it's what you want to see from your closer.

lagaresgg
lagaresgg

Him and familia are being overused these past couple of games.

1harris1
1harris1

@2ndhalffun @sell  Maybe Hefner could be a "swing man" type. I don't see much more from him than that.

artie412
artie412

@alphaq @sell Hanley is poison. A million dollar talent with a 10 cent brain. There have to be better shortstops out there.

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

@alphaq @sell  Mets are not going to take chance on Kemp unless Dodgers pay the great majority of contract. The Mets plan on Conforto being up by next Sept. They are not going to commit LF to kemp or anyone else longer than 1 year or 2. 

dannym28
dannym28

@lagaresgg Familia has been all season. Mejia only recently. No point in wearing them out and risking injuries especially to someone who had problems before like Mejia