On Sunday afternoon, the New York Mets faced and defeated the Miami Marlins with a final score of 7-6 to extend their winning streak to eight games but during the top and bottom halves of the seventh inning, two key players were injured.
First, during the top of the seventh, reliever Jerry Blevins was hit on the forearm by a ball up the middle off of the bat of Dee Gordon. Before exiting the game, Blevins, since being acquired in the offseason from the Nationals, had retired every batter to face him.
Then, during the bottom of the seventh, catcher Travis d’Arnaud was hit on the right hand by a pitch and would subsequently leave the game. Up to that point, d’Arnaud was batting .289 with 10 RBIs and two home-runs.
After Blevins and d’Arnaud were taken for X-Rays, it was revealed that Blevins had suffered a fractured left forearm while d’Arnaud was diagnosed with a fractured right hand.
There has been no word from the Mets on how long either player will be out for.