New York Mets' Jeff McNeil exits game vs. Miami Marlins with tight hamstring

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Monday, June 20, 2022

NEW YORK -- All-Star Mets sparkplug Jeff McNeil left a game against the Miami Marlins on Monday with tightness in his right hamstring and was sent for an MRI.

McNeil walked off uneasily after scoring on a wild pitch in the fourth inning and went straight to the clubhouse. Luis Guillorme replaced him at second base the next inning and went 2-for-2 with a run scored in the Mets' 6-0 victory.

"We'll see," manager Buck Showalter said. "We think at this point it'll be a day-to-day thing."

McNeil reached in the fourth with a double that raised his batting average to a team-leading .327.

The left-handed hitter poked his hit against the shift after entering the game hitting .380 when teams stack three infielders on the right side.

J.D. Davis, meanwhile, was sent for X-rays on his left pinkie finger after being hit by a pitch in the eighth inning, and those initially came back negative, Showalter said.

Davis threw his bat in pain but remained in the game after becoming the league-leading 50th Mets player plunked this season. Davis had surgery in the offseason to repair a torn ligament in his left hand that bothered him throughout 2021.

Also, right-hander Max Scherzer, who has been sidelined since late last month with an oblique injury, will make a rehab start with Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday and could rejoin New York to start Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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