The Mets were down and out against the Braves on Saturday and then down went Edwin Diaz.
After allowing a solo home run to Freddie Freeman in the ninth inning to bring the score to 8-5, Diaz struck out Josh Donaldson and walked Charlie Culberson. Then his night came to an end with what he described as "trap tightness" near his neck.
Despite leaving the game, Diaz said following the 9-5 loss that he doesn't anticipate missing any time and suggested he's OK.
"It's nothing serious, just a little tight right now," Diaz said. "I don't think it's anything to serious, we'll take it day-by-day."
Diaz added that he felt the issue begin to flair up while warming up, but he still tried to pitch through it.
Mets skipper Mickey Callaway said because the game wasn't close, he didn't want to risky any further damage to the righty.
"He kind of wanted to keep pitching a little bit, but once he said that, it just made no sense (to keep him in) with the game's score and everything. We'll evaluate him in the morning," Callaway said.