Taijuan Walker leaves Mets game early with back cramps

The Mets saw their starting pitcher leave early for a second night in a row.

Taijuan Walker didn’t play for the third inning after throwing two scoreless frames against the Braves in Atlanta on Tuesday. He was replaced by RJ Alvarez.

The Mets announced that Walker was leaving due to back spasms.

Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker throws in the first inning against the Braves at Truist Park on August 16, 2022 in Atlanta.
Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker throws in the first inning against the Braves.
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The right wing appeared to have some discomfort after running to first base to make up for a throw from Pete Alonso in the last out of the second inning.

Walker’s departure comes one night after Carlos Carrasco threw just two innings after a slight oblique load expected to sideline him for three to four weeks.

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