Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/18/13
Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud left tonight’s game with a sore right shoulder after being struck by a foul tip off the bat of San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence. Leading off the second inning, Pence fouled a 3-0 fastball straight back, striking d’Arnaud in the shoulder. The rookie catcher stayed in the game for another two innings, but did not come back out on defense for the top of the fourth. He was replaced by Anthony Recker. After the game Terry Collins told reporters that D’Arnaud took the foul tip right off the tip of the shoulder and that it started to bother him as the game wore on. “While he sat on the bench that inning, it started to stiffen up on him. He went out the next inning and had a tough time throwing to second. As the inning went on he really had a tough time just throwing the ball back to the pitcher. When he came off, he said he was real stiff, so I just made the switch. He’ll be fine. It will be a couple of days, I would think.” D’Arnaud would later dow...
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