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Ruben Tejada hit in helmet, but feels good

Ruben Tejada was hit in the helmet by M’s RHP Taijuan Walker with a 94 mph fastball during the fifth inning on Wednesday.

He immediately hit the dirt, but was quickly walked off the field without assistance.

Tejada was cleared to fly with the team to Milwaukee.


On Thursday, Tejada said that he feels good and has no concussion symptoms. He said he’s ready to play.

Wilmer Flores, who was called up on Thursday, is starting at shortstop and batting seventh.


SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt reported that there was a baseball imprint on Tejada’s helmet, but that the helmet did not crack.

Tejada was pinch run for by Eric Campbell, who took over at shortstop.




121 comments
cver
cver

I'm no expert, but I would think you'd have to err on the side of caution after what everyone witnessed with Tejada yesterday.  Putting him straight on a plane seems like risking his health.  It seems he should have stayed in Seattle for a while, seen some specialists there, put him on the DL, bring up Flores, as they did, keep Kirk up too and cut CY already. The Mets nearly never do what other teams do - part of that, I suppose, is because they're cheap.

Leif Granlind
Leif Granlind

In other news, the Phillies are benching Ryan Howard. They're not happy with his 15 homers and 60 RBI. We are very happy with our 1B... He has 15 homers and 50 RBI...

Nick Congello
Nick Congello

Anyone think the mets should buy low on Allen Craig ?

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

So Oakland DFA'ed Johnson making 10M but yet we keep CY at 7.25M. 

theglider
theglider

Yay! Flores is hitting in the PCL. Great because no one else ever has.

eric88
eric88

Please, Please play Flores for two weeks and you will see what he can do. If you plan to play him once a week, send him back down.

Only the Mets would have Tejada be a regular and Flores be the utility player.

Any body else would have it the other way around.

Glenn Blasius
Glenn Blasius

Feels good, thinks his name is Ernie Banks.  

Mikey J
Mikey J

They buzzed DWright inside several times now Ruban takes one to the helmet. I realize Colon had a perfect game going, but we shouldn't have left Seattle without Cano or someone wearing one. We need to protect our guys.

Kyle Fox
Kyle Fox

Didn't d'Arnaud also feel fine after being taken out of the Yankees game when he was clubbed in the head?  It wasn't until the next day that he started to feel the symptoms, and he only had to take a bus back to the city afterwards.  Flying halfway across country after being drilled in the head by a pitcher who was the 2nd best pitching prospect in baseball entering 2013 is just a bonehead move by the Mets, and one that no one is even surprised by anymore.  Even removing the Flores for Tejeda talk from this conversation, allowing this kid to take a long flight just hours after that incident is just a really difficult move to understand, from any perspective. 

Michael Gallucci
Michael Gallucci

Way I see it Wilmer is not with the Mets because someone has a bromance with Chris Young

Pat Brady
Pat Brady

They flew Tejada to Milwaukee? Is anyone else thinking of Ryan Church right now? 


JUST be safe, call up Flores or Quentinilla and let Tejada take a few games off just to be safe. 

lholztrio
lholztrio

How can a GM sit back and do nothing?  I am assuming Tejada won't play for a few days.  Can we afford to have Campbell start at SS and no backup at all?  When someone is incompetent and negligent they usually don't get to keep their job.

qualcomm
qualcomm

I'm glad he's ok. Can we make a roster move anyway?

Nicholas Vargas
Nicholas Vargas

High on the rise; Wilmer Flores, Steve Matz, Dilson Herrera, Conforto and Rosario

Doubleday
Doubleday

Wilmer is 2-3 with a HR and 3 RBI through 6 1/2 in Tacoma tonight.  He's ready.

Richard Alicea
Richard Alicea

This is a no brainer...bring FLORES up and give CY the boot...

pj10
pj10

There's no reason why Flores should not be on this major league squad at this point.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Wilmer is in the line-up in AAA tonight STARTING AT SS.  

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

I think it's stupid and risky to put a guy who got hit square in the head by a 90+ fastball on an airplane just hours later! no matter how he says he feels.

Max Denby
Max Denby

@Leif Granlind haha.  that's interesting.  Expectations are very low for this squad. Although Ryan Howard's contract is MASSIVE.   

Mexpert
Mexpert

@theglider Why wouldnt you want Flores to succeed. You need to just root for the team and be happy.

For_Sale
For_Sale

@theglider oh you are finally here.  People were worried because you hadn't commented about the Flores promotion.

L.a. Henry
L.a. Henry

@eric88  I agree 100 0/0!!! It's not fair to play a guy 2 days in a week. Give him 15 games. He has power and he can hit far better than Tejada. His defence is better than advertised. We need to see what he can REALLY do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



hubie_wc
hubie_wc

Yes because you are a ML scout and can judge flores def. ability better than anyone.

Max Denby
Max Denby

@Michael Gallucci meh, even if they cut CY, Wilmer would not have a spot to play in the field.  They need to start him over Ruben. 

Doubleday
Doubleday

I don't read that as Reynolds being on a plane, but that they want to give Wilmer a tune-up in case Ruben feels worse in the morning ... which he almost surely will.

For_Sale
For_Sale

@hubie_wc leave @eric88 alone.  He is doing what we all do, it is easy to pull out "you don't know what you are talking about because you didnt play pro ball or are a scout card."  We will watch him tonight, and see what he looks like and build on it.  

Mexpert
Mexpert

@hubie_wc Major league scouts told sandy to acquire Carrasco Frank Francisco Scott Rice CY Ankiel Sean Marcum Lyons Torres Ramirez Farnsworth etc. I choose Eric88 you are an idiot!

Brandon Austin
Brandon Austin

conforto should actually arrive here before nimmo will... And Hes in AA

Doubleday
Doubleday

Wilmer is in Tacoma.  He can play this game, and still be in Seattle for tomorrow night's game, if necessary.

Mexpert
Mexpert

@For_Sale Rich Kotite and Ray Handley by virtue of playing knew what they were doing . Terry knows nothing about the game! Alderson is an attorney so that explains his lack of skill as a GM

dminches
dminches

When you have no money you fish at the bottom of the barrel. And I suppose you couldn't put the same list together for every other GM? Hack, no?

theglider
theglider

He can watch the game from Seattle then, because the Mets will be in Milwaukee.

Doubleday
Doubleday

@theglider Of gosh.  I lost a day.  He can fly to Milwaukee in the morning, then!  haha