The Mets lost their hopes for the postseason on Wednesday, along with Jeff McNeil.
The utility player was hit by a pitch which caused a broken wrist, a right distal ulnar fracture to be exact, during the sixth inning at Citi Field. LHP Josh Smith caught McNeil with an 89 mph fastball that caused him to immediately leave the game.
McNeil appeared to be in a high level of discomfort as he crouched into a catchers position along the first base line, as he waited for team trainers to arrive at the scene. McNeil didn't make it to first base as he was taken to the locker room.
"You really couldn't tell by looking at it. He was in pain, so it was a no-brainer to get him out of the game, especially with the score," Mickey Callaway said after the game. "But you couldn't tell that it was fractured like (the x-ray showed)."
Upon leaving the game, McNeil had a .318 batting average, fourth-best in the National League. McNeil's season also ends with 23 home runs and 75 RBI.
Prior to his departure, McNeil hit his 38th double which drove in a run during the Mets' 10-3 win against the Marlins. The Mets were also eliminated from the playoffs after the Brewers topped the Reds on Wednesday.