The Los Angeles Dodgers suffered another loss to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, but appeared to have caught a break with respect to injury. With the game tied at 1-1 in the seventh inning, Hanley Ramirez led off with Ryan Vogelsong still on the mound. The Giants’ right-handed pitcher hit Ramirez on the left hand with a fastball and the shortstop immediately crouched over in pain.
Ramirez lingered behind home plate and slammed his helmet on the ground, understandably frustrated with what had just transpired. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly and trainer Stan Conte came out of the dugout to attend to Ramirez, and Conte wound up returning to the clubhouse with the shortstop. X-rays were negative, but Mattingly said they would likely know more on the situation on Thursday. Ramirez stated after Wednesday’s game that he intends on trying to play in the final game of the three-game series.
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