Although he was initially penciled in as a part of the Nationals’ lineup for the sequence finale in Miami, Nelson Cruz was a late scratch.
After the third straight loss to the Marlins, Washington’s supervisor Davey Martinez instructed reporters the 41-year-old DH’s again locked up on him.
“His again tightened up on him,” Martinez defined.
“We’re going to get him an MRI tomorrow and see what’s happening. Hopefully it’s nothing, however we need to get him checked out.”
Cruz missed time earlier this season with decrease again stiffness. Martinez was requested if the difficulty was extra critical than the earlier time.
“He simply stated he felt tight, and he couldn’t get unfastened when he was hitting within the cage, so we’d relatively be secure than sorry,” the supervisor stated.
In seven video games thus far in June, Cruz is 8 for 25 (.320/.433/.480) with a double, a house run, 5 walks, and 7 Ks in 30 plate appearances, after he went 27 for 85 (.318/.379/.459) within the month of Might.
He’s again in there for tonight’s sport…
Swept – Standing Replace:
With three straight losses to the Marlins, the Nationals at the moment are 1-8 in 9 video games with their NL East rivals this season. On the highway, Davey Martinez’s membership is 12-20 total as they return to D.C. (the place they’re 9-18 thus far).
What did Martinez make of the ten-game highway journey as a complete, on which the Nationals have been 3-7?
“We misplaced some video games, we misplaced powerful video games, yesterday was a troublesome one,” the Nats’ fifth-year skipper stated.
“We simply bought to return again, and like I stated, neglect about what occurs, and go 1-0 tomorrow. That’s all you are able to do, proper?
“We’ve bought to get some consistency, each out of the beginning pitchers, out of our lineup, and we see indicators they’re going to snap out of it, they’re going to hit, they’re going to proceed to hit, and we’ve carried out it. We’ve hit some balls arduous. We’re like one hit away. We’re one floor ball off the glove away from getting out of a giant inning. However we’ve bought to maintain battling.
“No person goes to really feel sorry for us, we all know that, so we come again tomorrow and we’ll hold battling and attempt to go 1-0 tomorrow.”
HERE’S THE NATIONALS’ LINEUP FOR THE SERIES OPENER WITH THE BREWERS: