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Espinosa leaves game after HBP

Apr 14, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

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Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa is considered day-to-day after taking a pitch off his right wrist during Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves. Espinosa left the game after the fourth inning, staying in for several frames after suffering the injury in the bottom of the second.
Afterwards manager Davey Johnson said that X-rays were negative, but that Espinosa will likely miss a game or two in the team’s next series at Miami.
“Everything right now is pretty sore,” Espinosa said. “It just happened and everything you do right after it happens is going to be sore.”
“It got worse, I thought it would calm down but it just got worse. It started throbbing more, it got more and more swollen and got stiffer, that’s when I decided to come out.”
  1. peric - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    They've got Lombo and Kobernus. No worries.

  2. natsfan1a - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    Thanks for the update, Chase. Must have really been barking for Espi to come out. Feel better, Danny.

  3. DJB - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Actually good team news, but I do feel sorry for Espinosa.

  4. UnkyD - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Plenty worries for Spinner, Peric… He needs to be healthy and hitting, this year. As you point out, there are plenty of fellows breathing down his neck, right now…

  5. peric - Apr 14, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    For Danny yep … plenty of guys that could end up in his spot. Of course no one else can do what he does at shortstop if Desmond goes down so … losing Danny has a lot of ramifications. I'm more worried about the anemic hitting and the bullpen.

  6. Faraz Shaikh - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    anemic hitting? before the weekend, we were getting reps for a deep lineup and I will still stick with that.

  7. peric - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    before the weekend, we were getting reps for a deep lineup and I will still stick with that.Nine to nothing. Last season there wasn't a single game like that. Plus there was that blow out in Cincinnati. Anemic offense.

  8. NatsNut - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    I am completely and utterly confused and stunned. Games and/or series are just not supposed to go like this when you have such a good team. Aren't heartbreak and tension supposed to go away when you get a diamond full of the talent we got? I think we're going to need a talk with whoever is in charge of baseball.

  9. Faraz Shaikh - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    3 more games with 8-0.

  10. Manassas Nats' Fan - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    10 hits and 1 run in 26 innings.Thanks Danny for not letting us be shut out twice in a row.Eck your people need your help.

  11. Manassas Nats' Fan - Apr 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Thanks to Espi we have not been shutout twice in a row.The last 26 innings 1 run 10 hits.Hey Eck do some coaching.

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