The San Diego Padres are hoping they're not down another starting pitcher heading into the playoffs.
Manager Jayce Tingler said postgame that Lamet is feeling alright, and the team is optimistic that he'll avoid a serious injury.
"We're hoping it's precautionary," Tingler said, per Acee.
"We'll know more information each day. Right now the plan is for him to be able to make his start."
After throwing an 85-mph slider to Evan Longoria, Lamet immediately signaled for catcher Jason Castro, along with manager Jayce Tingler and Padres trainers. Following a brief discussion, during which he appeared to be in some discomfort, he left the mound accompanied by trainers.
Lamet underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in 2018.
The 28-year-old emerged as a Cy Young contender during a breakout 2020 campaign, authoring a 2.07 ERA and 0.87 WHIP with 89 strikeouts over 11 regular-season starts.
San Diego is locked into the NL's No. 4 seed but is suddenly limping into the playoffs. Right-hander Mike Clevinger left a start this week after feeling biceps tightness; though he hasn't been ruled out of next week's wild-card series, he received a cortisone shot in his elbow earlier Friday.