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Jenrry Mejia after hernia diagnosis: “I want to take some pills and keep pitching”

Aug 10, 2014, 8:40 PM EDT

Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has allowed runs in three of his last four appearances, including two in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Phillies walked-off winners on Sunday afternoon. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Mejia has a hernia, but wants to finish out the season before he considers surgery.

In fact, Mejia is pretty adamant about continuing to pitch:

Former Met Tim Byrdak has some advice for Mejia:

Including Sunday’s loss, Mejia has saved 17 games in 20 chances with a 3.89 ERA and a 78/35 K/BB ratio.

  1. chill1184 - Aug 10, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    Admire the kids fight but no. This is one of the times in which the GM needs to put the foot down to save Mejia from himself.

  2. tfbuckfutter - Aug 10, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    You’re the Mets closer.

    Go ahead and shut down. It makes absolutely no difference.

  3. renaado - Aug 10, 2014 at 8:58 PM

    *Grabbin pills*

  4. tuberippin - Aug 10, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    Just get it done, come back stronger next year (he may have already outpitched Parnell for the closer’s spot regardless of how Parnell comes back in 2015), let Jeurys Familia close games in the interim.

  5. drewzducks - Aug 10, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    Pascual Perez would like his pose back.

  6. jpalughi823 - Aug 10, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    love the heart he has & i have zero interest in the mets…but thats somebody that comes to compete & win. kudos

  7. jfk69 - Aug 11, 2014 at 3:56 AM

    This the difference between the Yankee and Met organization. While his and Harvey’s can do spirit is fine. Alderson and the medical staff needs to get on the same page. This problem goes back to when the Mets had Beltran with his balky knees.
    Letting your players argue their case in the papers shows me the problem starts at the top and is still a continuing problem.
    While you as a player are entitled to get second opinions and ultimately decide on your course of medical treatment. I as an owner,mgr or GM will decide on who plays and gives the team the best chance to win. That and the fact. We have invested a tremendous amount of money and time in your future. Whether you believe it or not. We have your best interests at heart. As well as our own.
    Remember. The Hippa Act. When you choose to discuss your personal medical treatment. That is on you.

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