Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 7/26/13
Yesterday in the game against the Braves, Eric Young Jr. was removed after three innings right knee pain. Young collided with Tim Hudson on Wednesday night who suffered a fractured ankle to wipe out his season. “He’s OK, a little sore,” manager Terry Collins said after the game. “He came off after running the bases and said, ‘Listen, I’m having a tough time putting weight on it.’ So I took him out just to make sure. Hopefully there’s no damage and in 24 hours he’s OK.” “We took precautionary X-rays,” Young said. “Everything came back negative. It’s just a matter of my comfort level.” Sounds like it’s nothing too serious. Losing Young even for a few days puts a huge strain on the lineup given how ell he’s performed in the leadoff spot. Before the speedy outfielder arrived, Mets hitters were batting only .209 from the leadoff spot with a .289 on-base. Now, since acquiring Young on June 18, he has grabbed the leadoff role and ran with it. He is batting .279 as a Met with a .351
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