Eric Young Jr. leaves game with right knee pain

Posted: July 25, 2013 in News, Opinion
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By Steven InmanimagesCAU5LIB3

Eric Young Jr. left Thursday’s game against the Braves in the top of the fourth inning with right knee pain. Andrew Brown replaced Young in left field and atop the order.

Before Thursday’s game, Mets manager Terry Collins said that Young did tweak his own leg Wednesday during the bang-bang play in the eighth inning at first base that left starting pitcher Tim Hudson with a fractured ankle.

The collision was gruesome for Hudson who is now out for the season but the injury to Young probably has a lot to do with that collision.

Young finished 1-for-2 on Thursday, legging out a leadoff infield single in third inning and scoring from third base on a single by outfielder Marlon Byrd.

Young has been fantastic since coming over in a trade from Colorado. He has given the Mets an element that they haven’t had in years and that is speed. Young has 20 steals on the season despite playing in part time duty during his time with the Rockies.

The Mets after today’s day game vs. the Braves head to Washington for four against the Nationals. Nationals catchers are just 9 for 73 in throwing out base runners this season so it is important to get the speedy Young back.

If the Mets want to continue creeping toward .500 they will need a healthy EY Jr.

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