Pretty much the only thing that didn't go according to plan on Wednesday night for the Mets was the early departure of Yoenis Cespedes. The star outfielder was lifted from the Game 4 of the NLCS in the middle of the second inning and was replaced in center field by Juan Lagares. Later in the game, we found out that Cespedes was suffering from shoulder soreness.
Thanks to ESPN baseball insider Buster Olney, we can now say that Cespedes aggravated his AC joint and that the injury is not considered serious. The ailment was reportedly not incurred during game action, but rather when Cespedes went into the clubhouse to work out. Since Wrigley Field does not have a standard weight room, he did push-ups instead and hurt his shoulder.
The Mets have been known to dismiss the severity of injuries in the past, but the team's fans can be encouraged by the presence of Cespedes in the dugout towards the end of the game. With five days off until the World Series begins on Tuesday, October 27, you can pencil Cespedes into your Game 1 lineup versus American League opponent to be determined.