ATLANTA — There was insult. And there was injury.
Sandwiched between losing a heartbreaker Sunday and giving up a walk-off home run Monday, the Mets lost two players, too. Wilmer Flores and AJ Ramos landed on the disabled list Monday shortly before the scheduled doubleheader, adding to the mountain of misfortune that has plagued the Mets of late.
Flores left the game during Sunday’s 8-7 loss to the Brewers, and though there hadn’t been time to get him an MRI, the Mets decided his sore back necessitated a stint on the disabled list. Ramos, who complained of shoulder discomfort after another bad outing Saturday, was diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinitis, Mickey Callaway said. Ramos allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning Saturday and walked both batters he faced Friday, allowing the winning run with the bases loaded.
The Mets made a slew of other roster moves, too.
Catcher Kevin Plawecki was activated off the disabled list after breaking his hand in April. Plawecki said he still hasn’t been told how he and Devin Mesoraco will split playing time. Hansel Robles also was activated off the DL, and infielder Philip Evans was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas. Pitcher Gerson Bautista served as the 26th man for the doubleheader. The Mets also sent Thomas Nido to Double-A Binghamton.