Jeff McNeil had a rare 0-5 night at the plate in Wednesday's win over the White Sox, and after the game his manager explained why the Mets' best hitter was a little off at the plate, particularly in his final at-bat.
McNeil was seen late in the game flexing his right wrist, and Mickey Callaway confirmed that the team looked into it after the final out.
"We checked with him after the game. We kind of saw that awkward swing," Callaway said. "He said he felt it on one swing in particular, but was kind of fine after that.
"These kinds of things happen all the time when you swing and miss or take an awkward swing, and this sounds like that's what happened."
McNeil was asked about the issue as well, but quickly downplayed it, saying he fully expects to be in the starting lineup tomorrow afternoon in Chicago.
"Just during that last at-bat, just that one swing, kind of felt it a little bit, nothing crazy," McNeil said. "Not feeling it right now or anything. I should be all good. … I'm not worried. This is nothing."
Even with the 0-5 night, including three strikeouts, McNeil's average stands at .331, though Milwaukee's Christian Yelich has jumped ahead of him in the race for the NL batting title, with a .333 average as of Wednesday night.