Noah Syndergaard may need to succumb to his nagging injury.
The Mets starting pitcher left Sunday's game against the Nationals in the second inning and was seen grabbing his right arm as he walked off the field.
Last week, the team was forced to scratch Syndergaard ahead of Thursday afternoon's scheduled start against the Braves with biceps and shoulder discomfort. Manager Terry Collins told reporters the ace is dealing with a "tired arm."
Syndergaard was slated to have an MRI on Friday but opted not to have one after throwing a bullpen session.
"I think I know my body best," Syndergaard told reporters. "I'm pretty in tune with my body, and that's exactly why I refused to take the MRI."
Perhaps Syndergaard should have had the injury further examined after all. The 24-year-old allowed five earned runs on five hits and two walks in Sunday's disastrous start.