The Mets had a stressful afternoon yesterday. In one inning against the Kansas City Royals, Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes left the game with elbow discomfort and a wrist sprain, respectively. Things were looking pretty ominous for a bit:
You can understand why manager Terry Collins could have been feeling a little frayed during his postgame press conference, which featured him responding rather unkindly to Mets PR director Jay Horwitz’s instructions to tell the media why Syndergaard left the game:
It’s pretty rude to refer to a grown man as “the puppy dog” and a real dick move to call him that in front of a crew of reporters before storming off, and probably just self-defeating on top of it all when the grown man in question is something of a baseball institution. (Horwitz, maybe the quirkiest PR man in the game, has been with the Mets since 1980.)
Collins will hopefully be in a better mood at his next press conference, as both Syndergaard and Cespedes are expected to avoid the disabled list.