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Mets playoffs: Yoenis Cespedes leaves Game 4 of NLCS with sore left shoulder

Cespedes was replaced in center field by Juan Lagares.

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Yoenis Cespedes left Game 4 of the National League Championship Series in the second inning with sore left shoulder. He was replaced in center field by Juan Lagares.

In the top of the second inning, Cespedes swung and missed on a strike three call. At first glance, nothing appeared to be wrong. However, he was then pulled from the game due to his injury. In the mid-game interview a couple of innings later, manager Terry Collins said that Cespedes couldn't lift his left arm.

It is too early to tell the severity of Cespedes's injury, but at this point the team hopes it is a minor nuisance with a quick turnaround. The Mets were ahead by a score of 6-0 and need a victory to return to the World Series for the first time since 2000. Entering tonight's game, Cespedes was 4-for-13 with three RBIs during the series. Cespedes, of course, was a big part of the Mets' run to the postseason after being acquired at the trade deadline. In 57 regular season games with the Mets, he hit .287/.337/.604 with 17 home runs and 44 RBI.