Cespedes’s leg injury merely continued a parade of ailments that, coupled with poor performances on the field, have wrecked the team’s playoff hopes and raised questions about the Mets’ handling of injuries.
Jacob deGrom, the only one of the Mets’ seven starters who has not spent time on the disabled list this season, has been the lone standout. He proved it yet again on Friday, allowing one run and striking out 10 over seven and two-thirds innings, even with a sore right foot.
Cespedes had been heating up recently after a slow return offensively from his previous leg injury. He walked in his first plate appearance on Friday, but the trip around the bases hurt him. Running, a basic requirement in baseball, has sometimes been a risky proposition for Cespedes this season.
“When I felt the best I had all season, it happened again,” he said.
Cespedes has a history of leg problems, and this season has done little to change…