ST. LOUIS — Add another injury scare to the Mets’ list.
X-rays of Robinson Cano’s right hand were negative Sunday afternoon.
But Cano, wearing a cast after the Mets’ 6-4 loss to the Cardinals, said he might need more tests Monday.
“Depends on how I feel when I get up,” he said.
Twice last year, first with Jason Vargas and then Kevin Plawecki, the Mets had hand X-rays that came back negative before another image revealed a fracture.
Cano left the game in the seventh inning after getting hit on the right hand by Andrew Miller’s fastball.
It initially was ruled a hit-by-pitch, but third-base ump Paul Emmel, the crew chief, ruled that Cano swung.
Furious with the call — and the late notice of it, after Cano left the game and Juan Lagares entered — manager Mickey Callaway was ejected for the second time on this road trip (and season).
Callaway also was angry Saturday when Pete Alonso was hit by a pitch and it was ruled a swing.
“It’s not an interpretation of the rule,” Emmel told a pool reporter. “It’s a black-and-white rule. You swing and get hit with the pitch, it’s a dead-ball strike.”
Said Callaway, “They said, ‘Oh, by the way, he swung.’ Not good.”
When Lagares finished the at-bat with a whiff, the strikeout was added to Cano’s line. In the ninth, Lagares, as the potential tying run, struck out looking at a 104.2-mph sinker from Jordan Hicks to end the game.