By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
He has been bothered by tightness in his left side during his past several starts. During Monday’s game against the Atlanta Braves, he was aggravated by it again.
After three innings, he was removed from the game.
“I don’t think it’s anything too serious,” Walker said after the game.
Walker — who is in his first season with the Mets after signing a two-year, $20 million deal in the off-season — is 3-1 this season in seven starts. He has a 2.20 ERA in 41 innings.
He has allowed 12 runs (10 earned runs) on 24 hits, including one home run, on the young season. He has struck out 39 batters and walked 18 batters.
He departed the game following a strike out of Braves young star Ronald Acuña Jr. In between innings, he was replaced by Mets manager Luis Rojas by Sean Reid-Foley.
Walker is the Mets fourth starter behind ace Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, and Carlos Carrasco. If he has to miss time, Joey Lucchesi may receive the starts until he’s able to return to the field.
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