Edwin Diaz exits with back injury after giving up another home run

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Edwin Diaz exits with back injury after giving up another home run
Edwin Diaz exits with back injury after giving up another home run

Edwin Diaz's brief appearance Saturday might have been a reflection of how he was feeling. The closer came on in the ninth inning, gave up a home run and promptly exited the game with tightness in his upper back after facing just three batters as the Mets fell 9-5 to the Braves at Citi Field, their second consecutive loss. “When I was warming up, I was feeling a little bit uncomfortable right in my neck area. I thought I could loosen it up eventually, but it just tightened up [more] when I was pitching,” Diaz said through an interpreter. Diaz registered one strikeout, which was sandwiched between a home run by Freddie Freeman, the first batter he faced, and a walk, before he called catcher Wilson

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