According to industry sources, Mets hit the starting pitchers even more seriously, and an MRI scan of left-handed Joey Lucchesi found a serious laceration in the medial collateral ligament.
This injury often requires Tommy John surgery to repair.
The Mets won from the Padres in the last off-season, scoring 4.46 ERA in 11 appearances, including eight starts in 2021, for a total of 38⅓ innings. He has skyrocketed recently, raising 1.19 ERA in the last five starts. The latest to play against the Nationals in Washington on Friday night. Mets put him on the injured list on Saturday.
SNY first reported the news of Luckesi, adding that the 28-year-old would receive a second opinion before making his decision. Tommy John’s surgery will set Lucquesi aside for the rest of the season and most of 2022.
The Mets enjoy elite production from the top three starting pitchers Jacob DeGrom, Marcus Stroman and Taijuan Walker, while sophomore David Peterson is consistent after a strong rookie campaign in 2020. Both veteran Carlos Carrasco (whose right hamstring was torn) and Noah Syndergaard (2020 Tommy John surgery) were frustrated in an attempt to return to the mound.
Joey Lucchesi suffers UCL laceration with a serious blow from Mets
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