Shortly after Jerry Blevins left the Mets' game early after a line drive hit his left arm, catcher Travis d'Arnaud was hit by a pitch on his right hand to begin the bottom of the seventh inning and left the game. Like Blevins, d'Arnaud did not appear to be in excruciating pain, but here's hoping no bones were broken in the process. d'Arnaud is off to a great start this year, as he has hit .317/.356/.537 with two home runs thus far.
That makes three Mets hitters who have been hit by pitches on the hand over the past week. Wilmer Flores and Michael Cuddyer were each hit on the hand on Tuesday night against the Phillies, which prompted Matt Harvey to plunk Chase Utley in the back later in the game in retaliation.
If d'Arnaud were to miss any time, the Mets would probably call up Kevin Plawecki from Triple-A Las Vegas, but here's hoping it does not come to that.