Torres, the Mets' new center fielder and biggest addition to their lineup over the offseason, was chasing for a fly ball in center when he pulled up lame. David Lennon probably has it accurately pegged:
That's looking like a DL stint RT @MetsWFAN: Torres - strained left calf.— David Lennon (@DPLennon) April 5, 2012
Torres had calf problems last year with the San Francisco Giants, and they lingered all season. He's like a sports car that isn't meant for day-to-day use -- in the NFL-inspired 16-game baseball season, Andres Torres is king.
Scott Hairston replaced Torres in the game, and it's probably a safe bet to assume that he'll get a majority of the innings in center field for the next couple of weeks. If Torres does have to go on the DL, the Mets might turn to Kirk Nieuwenhuis, whose name I totally spelled from memory just now.