It seems the Mets were lucky when it came to the severity of Noah Syndergaard's thigh strain.
An MRI conducted on Sunday revealed an "inferior" burden, manager Mickey Callaway said before the match on Monday in Atlanta that Syndergaard (who is on the IL and will miss his launch on Thursday) will be re-evaluated in the coming days.
Before the game on Monday, Syndergaard – who was on his way to the field to do agility exercises – said he was in "tip top" form, so Anthony DiComo of MLB.com .
Noah Syndergaard (hamstring) does the some agility exercises pic.twitter.com/zOKVQ81Ysr
– SNY (@SNYtv) June 17, 2019
On Sunday, before the results of the MRI are known Syndergaard posted his own update when he said the strain was "very mild" – according to Tim Healey of Newsday .
Syndergaard had been sent to the MRT on Sunday after quitting Saturday's game in the seventh inning due to an injury he sustained while throwing his 102nd leg of the night.
Callaway said on Sunday that "it did not seem like he would make his next start anyway, because it would be difficult to interfere with his work," when he explained why Syndergaard was up the site had been set IL.
Syndergaard may return from the IL next Wednesday.
As for the representation of Syndergaard against the Cubs in Chicago, Callaway said the team had not made a decision yet.
On Sunday, Callaway did not appear as if Anthony Kay – who was recently promoted to Triple-A – received a strong respect for the start, meaning the Mets are likely to pass the ball after Wilmer Font Drew Gagnon Walter Lockett or Ervin Santana . Both Lockett and Santana are in the minors and would require a 25-man squad.