The New York Mets are finally getting healthy from a pitching perspective, but now their lineup at the plate is taking on blows. Outfielder Starling Marte left Saturday night's game due to groin tightness and the latest report from insider Anthony DiComo suggests a stint on the injured list is coming.
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While Marte is going to be active when the Mets take on the Miami Marlins Sunday afternoon, he will not enter the game at any point. His fourth-inning exit on Saturday took many fans by surprise considering the only plays Marte was part of prior to that were his two at-bats, which ended in a double and a strikeout.
Marte has already avoided one IL stint earlier in the season when he only missed three games with quad tightness, so maybe he can do it again. Losing his bat before a vital three-game series against the Atlanta Braves would be brutal, especially considering Jeff McNeil's absence (paternity list).
The 33-year-old has been red hot as of late, batting .394 with a 1.096 OPS during an eight-game hitting streak. On the year, Marte is tied for the team lead in runs scored (50) and ranks second with 18 doubles. He has been everything the Mets have been missing in a leadoff hitter over the years.
For now, all Mets fans can do is wait and see what the team decides to do after Sunday's action. An update on Marte's status should be released at that time. New York currently owns the fourth-best odds to win the World Series at +700, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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