The Mets lost centerfielder Angel Pagan in the fourth inning and John Maine in seventh to different injuries.
Pagan, already subbing in for Carlos Beltran who was suffering from a stomach virus, pulled up lame chasing down a Hanley Ramirez double. Pagan was visibly upset at the injury and tested the leg with Jerry Manuel and Ray Ramirez looking on.
Pagan was later said to have “right groin discomfort.” He will go for an MRI but Jerry Manuel isn’t too confident. The Mets list him as day-to-day, but he thinks it will be more than that.
Maine, who was cruising, had to leave the game at the start of the seventh before throwing a pitch. Maine had given up only three hits over six innings.
Maine is just another casualty from the stomach virus that is going around the team. It started with Gary Sheffield, moved to Beltran and now took down Maine.