NEW YORK (AP) — Mets right-hander Tylor Megill left his start Thursday night against Milwaukee with shoulder discomfort, the latest setback in a promising season for the second-year pitcher.
Megill came off the injured list last week after missing a month with right biceps inflammation. He will have an MRI on Friday.
“We’re hoping to get lucky there,” manager Buck Showalter said.
The rotation replacement for injured ace Jacob deGrom this season, Megill is 4-2 with a 5.01 ERA. He started for New York on opening day and pitched five scoreless innings in a win at Washington.
Making his second start since returning from the injured list, Megill sailed through three shutout innings Thursday before Christian Yelich homered for the Brewers leading off the fourth. Milwaukee then loaded the bases with one out and Megill winced immediately following his first pitch to Omar Narváez.
“That’s when I felt it more than before,” Megill said. “I was just like, this is not worth it to keep throwing. Obviously wanted to.”
It was the 28th pitch of a laborious inning for Megill, a fastball clocked at 92 mph — well below the 97 mph he was hitting on the radar gun earlier in the game. He called for an athletic trainer and was replaced by Chasen Shreve.
“Pretty curious to see what it is,” Megill said after throwing 72 pitches in New York’s 5-4 victory. “It’s very strange. It’s more so in the deceleration and not the actual throwing itself.”
Megill spent four weeks on the IL from May 12 to June 9 with right biceps inflammation. He made one minor league rehab start and returned to the rotation last Friday at the Los Angeles Angels, allowing two runs and five hits on 64 pitches in 3 1/3 innings.
Megill was 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA before getting tagged for eight runs and eight hits in 1 1/3 innings May 11 at Washington. He was placed on the IL after that outing.
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