Alcides Escobar was initially penciled in because the shortstop for Washington’s Nationals within the sequence opener with the New York Mets on Tuesday, however he was scratched, too late for skipper Davey Martinez to clarify earlier than the sport, although he did provide a proof after the 4-2 loss it the primary of three with the Nats’ NL East rivals.
“Yeah, his finger was swollen, he had an an infection beneath his nail,” Martinez mentioned.
“They needed to do one thing to it, and he mentioned he feels quite a bit higher, so we’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”
It apparently bought just a little bit worse in a single day.
“It was virtually a hangnail underneath his nail and it bought contaminated,” the supervisor mentioned earlier than taking over the Mets within the second sport of the sequence.
“He mentioned he feels higher, however the one knuckle’s fairly swollen nonetheless, fairly sore nonetheless. If we want him as we speak, he mentioned he’s out there, however to place him within the sport, and swiftly one thing occurs, then we’re taking part in quick. I’d moderately play Dee [Strange-Gordon] on the market once more.”
Escobar, 35, completed up the highway journey to San Francisco, Colorado, and Anaheim 18 for 82 on the season (.220/.281/.268) with two doubles, 5 walks, and 22 Ks in 89 plate appearances.
He had a superb highway journey, nevertheless, going 11 for 25 (.440/.482/.560) in seven video games and 27 PAs in opposition to the Giants, Rockies, and Angels.
Is he again in there for as we speak’s finale with the Mets? Let’s look…
HERE’S THE NATIONALS’ LINEUP FOR THE FINALE WITH THE METS: