The Mets had a big injury scare down in Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday night.
Luisangel Acuña, the team’s top prospect on MLB Pipeline, was hit in the face by a pitch and appeared to be bloodied in the sixth inning of the Rumble Ponies’ first game of a playoff series against the Yankees’ Somerset Patriots.
Batting with a runner on first, Acuña was drilled in the first pitch of his at-bat by right-hander Zach Messinger.
After crumpling to the ground, Acuña, 21, got up into a crouch and was attended to by the coaching and training staff.
He eventually walked off the field on his own power with bench coach Mariano Duncan and a trainer beside him while he held a towel to his face, which appeared to be bloodied.
Mateo Gil entered as a pinch runner and took over at third base, while Jeremiah Jackson shifted over to second base, where Acuña was playing.
Acuña hit .243/.317/.304 in 37 regular season games with Binghamton after the deal.
He finished the game Tuesday night 0-for-3.