Left-fielderleft today's game against the in the bottom of the second inning after being struck on the left hand by a fastball. With the leading 4-1, Cuddyer became the second Met to be hit in the inning as was plunked earlier in the frame, also on the hand, by Buchanan.
Cuddyer singled homein the first inning to tie the game at 1-1 after the Mets had fallen behind in the top of the inning on a home run off of Matt Harvey. Cuddyer had been off to a slow start, but went 2-for-4 with a triple in his Citi Field debut yesterday and was hitting .276 with one home run and four RBI after tonight's injury-shortened performance.
X-rays were taken and the results were negative for any major damage. Only a left-hand contusion for Cuddyer and Mets' fans can breathe a sigh of relief.