Doctors told Terry Collins and the Mets that Mejia can continue pitching without further injuring himself. Mejia said he's been feeling the pain for about three weeks.
Mejia blew a save in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Phillies giving up three hits and two runs. He has 17 saves and a 3.68 ERA this season, but has given up 12 hits and three walks in three weeks since the hernia.
Collins said the team is going to have to monitor him day-to-day to see how he feels.
I don't like this. I mean, I'm sure he's physically capable of pitching. But, is it smart? My fear is that, by pitching with a hernia, he'll risk injuring his arm or something else by favoring parts of his body or adjusting in a way he may not be aware of. In a season where the team is very unlikely to make the playoffs at this point, is it really worth risking injury just because doctors say something can technically happen? I don't think it is... I think he should just shut it down, have the surgery, get right and go back it at when 100 percent. He's had too many arm injuries to mess around...