10DLorenzo Cain
Mon 6/21/21 9:18 PM

Cain (hamstring) ran on the the field Monday and plans to swing in the cage Tuesday as he continues to target a return prior to next month's All-Star break, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Cain landed on the 10-day injured list June 1 with a strained right hamstring. The veteran outfielder has progressed to being able to take part in baseball activities, and if all continues to go well, he'll look to go on a rehab assignment within the next two weeks. The All-Star break begins July 12, so Cain will be looking to be activated sometime prior to that date.

Kyle Muller
Mon 6/21/21 9:06 PM

Muller (0-1) took the loss in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Mets, allowing one run on one hit and two walks across four innings. He struck out three.
EDGE Analysis
Muller made his first major-league appearance in relief June 16, allowing two runs on four hits in one inning against the Red Sox. He was sent back to Triple-A shortly after the rough first appearance but still got the call to start the first half of Monday's twin bill. He fared much better in his first big-league start, as the lone run charged to him came on a walk, pair of productive outs and wild pitch in the first inning. The left-hander was called up as the 27th man for the doubleheader, so unless Atlanta makes another transaction, he'll likely be heading back to Triple-A Gwinnett following Game 2.

Edwin Díaz
Mon 6/21/21 8:50 PM

Diaz picked up the save (15) during Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against Atlanta, striking out one in a perfect seventh inning.
EDGE Analysis
Diaz bounced back nicely from a shaky outing Friday against the Nationals in which he took the loss while allowing a run. The closer has enjoyed a very strong stretch dating all the way back to May 17, over which he's converted nine of 10 save opportunities, allowing just two earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out 19.

10DJoey Lucchesi
Mon 6/21/21 8:38 PM

Lucchesi was diagnosed with a significant UCL tear in his left elbow Monday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Lucchesi was placed on the injured list Saturday with inflammation in his left elbow and now his MRI has revealed what is likely to be the worst-case scenario. While the Mets have not provided an official plan for Lucchesi, UCL tears almost always require Tommy John surgery, which would put the southpaw out through the remainder of 2021 and likely a large portion of 2022.

Jacob deGrom
Mon 6/21/21 8:29 PM

DeGrom (7-2) picked up the win in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against Atlanta, striking out two while allowing one hit and two walks across five scoreless innings.
EDGE Analysis
Prior to Sunday it wasn't even known if deGrom would be able to start Monday after he exited his outing last Wednesday with shoulder soreness. The ace right-hander was indeed able to toe the rubber for the first half of the twin bill and was magnificent once again. He was limited to just 70 pitches (44) strikes, but he said the short outing was simply because the club "didn't want to overdo it" after last week's scare, per Tim Britton of The Athletic. DeGrom has remarkably not allowed a run in his last five starts, over which he's punched out 43 while allowing a total of seven hits and three walks. He'll look to stay on a roll when he takes the ball this weekend against the Phillies, where he should have the leeway to pitch deeper into the ballgame.

10DJeurys Familia
Mon 6/21/21 7:50 PM

Familia has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a right hip impingement, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Familia last pitched Sunday against the Nationals, allowing a run in two-thirds of an inning. It's not entirely clear when or how the hip issue emerged initially, but it's severe enough to put him on the shelf for at least the next 10 days. The veteran reliever will become eligible to be activated July 1, though he may need additional time to recover. Yennsy Diaz was recalled in a corresponding roster move.

Yennsy Díaz
Mon 6/21/21 7:49 PM

Diaz was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse after Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader versus Atlanta, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
The 24-year-old was optioned to Triple-A on Sunday but will quickly rejoin the Mets with Jeurys Familia (hip) landing on the injured list. Diaz has made three appearances in the majors this season and has given up two hits and two walks with five strikeouts over 4.1 scoreless innings.

Jerad Eickhoff
Mon 6/21/21 7:47 PM

Eickhoff was confirmed as the starter for Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader versus Atlanta, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
The right-hander will start in his Mets debut after Jacob deGrom covered five scoreless frames in the matinee. Eickhoff last pitched in the majors with the Phillies in 2019 and has a 5.52 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 41:13 K:BB over 44 innings this season at Triple-A Syracuse.

7DJhoan Duran
Mon 6/21/21 7:44 PM

Duran (elbow) has been shut down for the time being and will be further evaluated in the coming days, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Duran was placed on the 7-day IL on Sunday with a strained right elbow and he's now set to go through further imaging to see if there is anything more serious going on with the injury. The highly touted prospect will not throw for at least the next few days, and depending on the results of the additional imaging, possibly much longer.

10DRob Refsnyder
Mon 6/21/21 7:36 PM

Manager Rocco Baldelli said Monday that Refsnyder (hamstring) will resume jogging soon, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Baldelli said that the club envisions the hamstring injury requiring 2-4 weeks in total to recover from, so given that Refsnyder has been out a week now, the outfielder figures to be anywhere from a week to three weeks from being activated. The longer he's unable to take live reps, however, the more likely the 30-year-old is to require a rehab assignment prior to being reinstated.