Francoeur and Santana Hurt: Mets' Injury Woes Continue

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IAugust 24, 2009

NEW YORK - AUGUST 23:  Jeff Francoeur #12 of the New York Mets reacts after hitting into an unassisted triple play by Eric Bruntlett #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies to end  their game on August 23, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

I think all Mets fans can agree that this has been a really trying year.

I'm not sure what is worse, seeing a team lose a division lead late in September and miss the playoffs, or finish the season in 4th place in the NL East, the Mets likely destination.

Someone above must really have it out for the team this year, as we haven't had much of a chance to compete since the middle of June because of the ridiculous amount of injuries.

And now, after making an amazing diving catch to end the top of the 9th in Sunday's historic ball game, Jeff Francoeur's MRI results show that he has a torn ligament in his left thumb, more than likely inhibiting his power for the rest of the season, if not ending his season.

Since joining the Mets, Francoeur has been the Mets best power hitter, hitting .308 with 6 home runs and 24 RBI.

Also today, Johan Santana was scratched from his start tomorrow because of elbow discomfort. He will have an MRI on his shoulder on Tuesday, and will wait, along with the rest of the baseball world, for the results.

It seems like this year, Murphy's Law cant even describe the Mets 2009 season, as it is almost like to be a member of the Mets, you must get some injury and miss a large chunk of the season.

Soon the Mets roster will (it almost already does) look like the roster from the Mets AAA team, the Buffalo Bisons, at the start of the season.

Hopefully this year there wont be any more injuries, and next season we can start all over, healthy, fresh, and ready to contend for a World Series!