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NEW YORK -- New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson called it bad optics that Yoenis Cespedes played a round of golf hours before landing on the disabled list with a lingering right quadriceps injury. Simeon Thomas Jersey .On Thursday, Alderson added that he has come to a mutual agreement with Cespedes representatives that the outfielder will refrain from golfing, at least for the time period when it could be viewed negatively by the public.Ive had conversations with his people, but not directly with Yoenis, Alderson said. But that message will get to him, at least circuitously, and probably directly.... I think everybody is taking it seriously. I think Yoenis takes it seriously. But Yoenis has his own personal life that sometimes is larger than life. Weve seen that from the beginning of spring training.Cespedes injured the quadriceps on July 8, and he has been in and out of the lineup for the past month. He finally landed on the DL after a 9-5 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday, when manager Terry Collins spotted Cespedes grimacing on a swing during his final at-bat. The outfielder said he could not continue.Alderson did not have an estimate for the length of Cespedes absence, but the GM hoped it would be limited to two weeks. Alderson said an MRI taken of Cespedes quadriceps Thursday showed no worsening of the injury from when it was originally diagnosed.In retrospect, Alderson acknowledged the Mets should have placed Cespedes on the DL when the injury originally occurred. Cespedes skipped the All-Star Game and appeared in only 14 games since originally straining the muscle. He hit .227 with one homer and seven RBIs in 44 at-bats during that stretch.It has been a trying month or so with Yoenis and the injury, Alderson said. And, in retrospect, its probable that we should have just put him on the DL at the beginning of this episode, which is generally true with most injuries, unfortunately. ... On the other hand, he wanted to try to play through it. We certainly had every interest in seeing him do that.Alderson said team doctors cannot confirm that golf made the injury worse, but the GM acknowledged it comes off looking poor. At least one Mets employee was disappointed that former major leaguer Kevin Millar tweeted a photo of his round of golf on Wednesday with Cespedes, which put it on the medias radar.In reality, Cespedes may have played golf 10 times in the past couple of weeks, a team official said.The golf is bad optics, Alderson said. Lets just start there. Our doctors have told us that probably had no impact on the injury -- positive or negative. But lets face it: You play golf during the day and then go out injured in the evening, its a bad visual. I think he recognizes that at this point. So well go from there.Cespedes landing on the DL is a serious blow to the Mets, who entered Thursday a season-high 8? games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. Jay Bruce just made his Mets debut on Tuesday after being acquired from the Cincinnati Reds. Cespedes and Bruce appeared in the starting lineup only once together before Cespedes required the DL trip.With Brandon Nimmo promoted to replace Cespedes, the Mets now have five lefty-hitting outfielders, which Alderson acknowledged is not ideal. In addition to Cespedes, righty-hitting outfielders Juan Lagares (thumb surgery) and Justin Ruggiano (hamstring strain) are on the DL.The Mets considered calling up T.J. Rivera, but he is primarily an infielder, so team officials passed. Mets brass also was concerned about Travis Taijerons high strikeout rate with Triple-A Las Vegas (131 Ks in 364 at-bats).Were going to have to grin and bear it for the moment, Alderson said. 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NEW YORK -- For a team thats historically been known for pitching, speed and defense, these St. Louis Cardinals sure are hitting a lot of home runs lately.Especially Jedd Gyorko.Gyorko connected again, launching a two-run drive off Noah Syndergaard that sent the Cardinals over the New York Mets 3-2 Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader.Gyorko homered for the sixth time in eight games, giving him 13 this season.Hes amazing. Hes doing a great job, manager Mike Matheny said. Hes an interesting player. I dont think people realize how good he is.The Cardinals lead the NL in home runs with 137, matching last years total. The last time they led the league was 1998, the Elias Sports Bureau said, when Mark McGwire hit 70 of their 223.No one on the Cardinals is among the league leaders in home runs, but eight players have reached double digits.We have a lot of guys with 20-plus potential, Matheny said. Not every team can say that.St. Louis has homered in 16 straight games, its best streak since a team-record 19-game string in 2006.The Mets played at home for the first time since the All-Star break and lost in a matchup of NL wild-card contenders. Citi Field was nearly empty at the start, a day after a rainout forced the twinbill.New York lost despite throwing out three runners on the bases and manager Terry Collins winning a pair of replay challenges. The Mets have alternated wins and losses for the last 11 games.I dont know how many times I got to say it, this is crunch time, Collins said. Say whatever you want, this is the time where we got to win games, string them together, win eight out of 10.Carlos Martinez (10-6) gave up a two-run homer to Rene Riverra and left after the fifth inning with a 3-2 lead. Nick Chubb Jersey. Three relievers finished, with Seung Hwan Oh getting his fifth save in six chances.Curtis Granderson led off the Mets ninth with a single but was thrown out trying to tag up on Yoenis Cespedes drive that Tommy Pham caught in deep center field.Syndergaard (9-5) has won only one of his last five starts. The All-Star had a tough sequence in the second -- he got hit in the lower right leg by Phams one-hop single to load the bases, then made a wild, off-balance throw home on Martinezs comebacker to let a run score.Gyorko was hitless in his previous 10 at-bats when he connected in the third.The Cardinals opened a 10-game trip that also takes them to Miami and Cincinnati. They arrived at their New York hotel around 8:30 a.m. Monday after plane trouble, and the rainout gave them some much-needed rest.This was the Cardinals second doubleheader in a week, and their first against the Mets since 1999.26TH MANThe Cardinals recalled RHP Sam Tuivailala as the 26th player for the second game. Hes made three relief appearances for St. Louis this year. The Mets brought up 27-year-old lefty Josh Smoker -- hes made 43 relief appearance for Triple-A Las Vegas, and has never been in the majors.UP NEXTCardinals: LHP Jaime Garcia (7-6, 3.98) pitches Game 2. He is 2-1 with a 1.29 ERA in five career starts against the Mets. Thats his lowest ERA vs. any opponent.Mets: RHP Bartolo Colon (8-5, 3.48) faces the Cardinals in the second game. He went 0-2 with a 15.58 ERA against them last year. Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys From ChinaWholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '

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