Mets Game 99: Win Over Nationals
Mets 11 Nationals 0
Mets win a laugher as Jenrry Mejia throws seven scoreless in his return to the big leagues.
Mets Game Notes
Due to being at work, I missed this afternoon ballgame. I did, however, watch a few frames of Mejia to see his mechanics. Based on my memory — which is not necessarily reliable — it looks like there were no changes made (again) to his dangerous motion. He still starts his momentum sideways, which puts his body off-balance immediately and causes his front shoulder to fly open prematurely in the body’s innate “correction” necessary to hurl the ball toward home plate. Additionally, he’s still “carrying” the ball behind his back as he comes out of the leg lift and begins driving toward the plate. Because of that “carry,” his throwing hand is a beat or two behind when his front foot strikes the ground. So, there will still be significant stress put on his shoulder and elbow. From the boxscore, it appears his performance was very good to outstanding. However, the process was flawed, and we can expect to see him re-injure his arm in due course.