Taking a page out of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's playbook, Mets skipper Terry Collins is being tight-lipped about an injury catcher Travis d'Arnaud apparently suffered during Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Nationals. The 24-year-old rookie backstop was not expected to play in today's doubleheader. Collins was evasive when asked about what's ailing his catcher.
"He’s got a little pain and is going to be seen by the doctors. He’ll be looked at tonight, and when we get home, he’ll be seen by our guys."
A horrific start to the 2014 season culminated in a two-and-a-half-week stint in Triple A for d'Arnaud, who has rebounded to hit .272/.319/.486 with an .805 OPS and ten home runs in 69 games since his recall. Overall, d'Arnaud is batting .242/.302/.416. His 13 home runs lead all National League rookies and is tied for fourth among catchers in the National League. For what it's worth, d'Arnaud expects to play again this season.