Mets’ Jerry Blevins and Travis D’Arnaud Suffer Fractures

During Sunday afternoon’s game against the Miami Marlins, Jerry Blevins and Travis D’Arnaud of the New York Mets suffered injuries that could sideline them for an extended amount of time.

Blevins, a left-handed reliever who the Mets acquired from the Washington Nationals just before the regular season started, came into the ball game to relieve starter Matt Harvey. He was forced to leave the game after Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon hit a hard line drive off Blevins’ left forearm, and it was determined that he suffered a fractured forearm.

The 31-year-old was very impressive in his brief appearances thus far, retiring all 15 batters he has faced. With the Mets bullpen already suffering due to other injuries and suspensions, losing Blevins for an extended period of time can be a huge blow for this Mets team.

In the bottom half of the seventh inning, catcher Travis D’Arnaud was hit by a pitch on his right hand, forcing him to leave the game as well. Just when things couldn’t get worse for the Mets, more bad news struck.

The 26-year-old was one of the Mets better hitters early on, as he posted a slash line of .289/.317/.526 in his 10 games this season. Along with his impressive improvement serving as the team’s No. 2 hitter, his 10 RBIs also are a team high.

It is unclear at this point what the timetable is for both of these players, but they are two big blows for a team who is off to a very hot start. The team picked up its eighth straight win on Sunday afternoon, but now more questions arise as these two players will most likely miss an extended period of time.

UPDATE: To replace Blevins and D’Arnaud on the MLB roster, the Mets have called up catcher Kevin Plawecki and pitcher Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas.

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