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Jenrry Mejia after hernia diagnosis: “I want to take some pills and keep pitching”

Jenrry Mejia

Jenrry Mejia


Mets closer Jenrry Mejia has allowed runs in three of his last four appearances, including two in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Phillies walked-off winners on Sunday afternoon. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Mejia has a hernia, but wants to finish out the season before he considers surgery.

In fact, Mejia is pretty adamant about continuing to pitch:

Mejia on his hernia issue: “They gave me some pills. I want to take some pills and keep pitching.”

— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) August 10, 2014

Former Met Tim Byrdak has some advice for Mejia:

Dear Mr Mejia. I pitched with sports hernia in 2010, results will not get better because you won’t be able to finish your pitches#justssayin

— Tim Byrdak (@Givemethelefty) August 10, 2014

Including Sunday’s loss, Mejia has saved 17 games in 20 chances with a 3.89 ERA and a 78/35 K/BB ratio.

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