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Mets' Jerry Blevins leaves game after line drive hits left forearm

The lefty specialist took a line drive to his pitching arm in the Mets' game this afternoon.

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Jerry Blevins left the Mets' game against the Marlins this afternoon after he was hit in the left forearm by a line drive off the bat of Dee Gordon. For what it's worth, Blevins did not appear to be in severe pain, though it clearly looked like the line drive hurt.

Acquired by the Mets from the Washington Nationals shortly before the season began, Blevins is off to an excellent start for the Mets this year. With the two-thirds of an inning he threw today, he has now logged five scoreless innings with four strikeouts and no walks. He's pitched in some big spots, too, and of course endeared himself to Amazin' Avenue when he chose Steve Schreiber's awesomely terrible MS Paint as his Twitter avatar upon joining the Mets.

Before spending last season with the Nationals, Blevins was part of the Athletics' bullpen for seven seasons. The 31-year-old has always been at his best when facing left-handed hitters.