Déjà vu struck for the Mets and Robinson Cano on Sunday, and it's an incident they'd like to avoid in the future.
Cano, who took a pitch off the right hand last Sunday in St. Louis and left that game, exited against the Brewers in the first inning after taking another pitch to the hand -- this time his left one.
Initial X Rays came back negative, but the Mets said they intend to wait for swelling to diminish before running more tests Monday. Cano sat out the Mets' game last Monday against the Phillies to nurse the first injury, and he returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Gio Gonzalez came inside against the second baseman and Cano could not evade the offering in time. After appearing displeased with being hit again, as well as experiencing quite a bit of pain, he disappeared into the dugout and Juan Lagares took over his at-bat in an 0-1 hole and eventually drew a walk.
Lagares was inserted to play center, Brandon Nimmo moved to left and Jeff McNeil went from left to second base.
The Mets, as a team, have been plunked the most in the league (18).