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Tylor Megill injury update: Mets pitcher exits start vs Brewers with right shoulder discomfort

Tylor Megill injury
Tylor Megill (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

New York Mets starter Tylor Megill left Thursday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth inning due to right shoulder discomfort, the team said.

He will undergo imaging on Friday to assess the full extent of the injury.

With one out in the frame, Megill immediately called for time and gestured to the team trainer to come out to the mound after throwing a 92-mph fastball to Omar Narvaez. It was a significant drop in velocity on a fastball that had averaged 96.4 mph throughout the evening. 

“That’s when I felt it more than before,” Megill said, who began feeling the discomfort during that fourth inning. “It just wasn’t working… It’s very strange. It’s more so on the deceleration than the actual throwing itself.”

The 26-year-old right-hander was making just his second start since returning from the injured list due to biceps inflammation suffered in mid-May.

He threw 64 pitches in 3.2 innings on June 10 against the Los Angeles Angels before delivering 72 on Thursday night. 

“It sucks obviously,” he continued. “My arm feels great and everything and something else decides to go like that. It’s very frustrating. I just want to be out there playing.”

Megill looked like an early-season version of himself to start against Milwaukee, facing the minimum through three innings while striking out five. However, he allowed a solo home run to Christian Yelich before loading the bases on two singles and a walk.

Chasen Shreve came in to relieve him in the jam and immediately allowed a two-run single to Narvaez, giving the Brewers a 3-1 lead.

Another stint on the injured list would take a toll on the Mets’ pitching depth, which was slowly inching toward normalcy.

While Jacob deGrom appears slated for a July return, Max Scherzer threw a three-inning, 50-pitch simulated game on Thursday afternoon and is expected to make a rehab start on Tuesday. 

Megill entered Thursday night’s game with a 4.50 ERA, though it had made a considerable jump after he allowed eight runs in 1.1 innings against the Atlanta Braves on May 11 — a day before he went to the IL. He posted a 2.43 ERA over his first six starts of the season, filling in for deGrom when he began the season on the shelf. 

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