McNeil is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Nationals. Since the Mets have been eliminated from the postseason, manager Luis Rojas will rest a few of his everyday players in McNeil, Dominic Smith and J.D. Davis with little at stake in the regular-season finale. Assuming McNeil goes unused off the bench, he'll wrap up his third big-league season with a .311/.383/.454 slash line over 209 plate appearances.
McNeil went 2-for-4 with a pair of base hits Tuesday in the Mets' 5-2 win over the Rays. Since homering in four consecutive games earlier this month, McNeil's power output has tailed off, but he's continued to rack up hits atop the Mets lineup. He's already turned in 10 multi-hit performances in 20 September games, good for a .405 average on the month.
McNeil (illness) will bat seventh and play left field Tuesday against the Phillies. Gastrointestinal discomfort forced McNeil to make an early exit from Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, but the issue evidently hasn't lingered. He'll look to keep his excellent September going against the Phillies, as he owns a 1.300 OPS since the start of the month.
McNeil left Sunday's game against the Blue Jays with gastrointestinal discomfort, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. McNeil was replaced defensively in the bottom of the fourth inning as a result of the issue. The Mets have a day off Monday, and it's unclear whether he'll be ready to return to action Tuesday.
McNeil went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI,a walk and a run scored as he helped lead the Mets to a 7-6 over the Orioles on Wednesday. McNeil got the Mets on the board in the second with a sharp line-drive RBI single to right and added on two more RBI in the fourth with a home run, his fourth in as many games. The 28-year-old appears to be zoned in at the plate as he's hitting .441/.525/.912 with four home runs and 10 RBI in nine games since September began.