Tag: hamstring

Bay Resting Hamstring

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN,

Jason Bay (hamstring tightness) is out of the lineup this afternoon. Manager Terry Collins had intimated Wednesday night that he was going to give Bay, who is 4 for his last 37 (.108), the day off.

Bay said he originally tweaked his hamstring Saturday, when he stepped on Ryan Howard‘s foot while running to first base during a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Bay was lifted in the fourth inning of last night’s win.

After the game, Bay told the NY Post

“Terry was aware of it,” Bay said. “I kind of felt it was OK if I was jogging. I hit that ground ball to short and my first couple [of] steps, I could feel it. I kind of slowed down but there was something that kind of prevented me from really going and then there was a ball down the line my first couple steps again your first instinct is to go real quick, but I could feel it immediately. Not bad, but enough that I’m a little concerned that if I keep going at that pace something bad might happen.”

What else bad can happen to his season at this point?


Newsflash: Jose Reyes Has Torn Hamstring

No, this isn’t regurgitated news from months ago. This is a NEW tear in the back of his leg.

From The New York Times:

Before the game, the Mets said that Reyes, out since May, had torn the hamstring itself while working out Tuesday. He had already sustained a torn hamstring tendon, for which surgery appeared increasingly likely. The new injury further complicates the situation and raises questions about whether Reyes will be ready to participate when spring training begins in February. The Mets disclosed the new information after Reyes was examined Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

If you remember, Jose Reyes was removed from a game on May 20th and listed as day-to-day. At the time I made the outlandish suggestion that Reyes could be out for the year (one person said the headline was “irresponsible”), and wondered if the Mets kept Reyes off the DL to keep the revenues flowing. Me and my crazy conspiracy theories.

Though, I must admit I thought for sure it would be his achilles tendon and not the hammy that would be Jose’s, um, achilles heel. As it turned out, the achilles was fine — it was more the complete and utter mismanagement of his recovery that did him in.