Cubs Kris Bryant leaves Wednesday's game vs Nationals with an ankle injury

Jonathan Hernandez
June 29, 2017

Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg delivers against the Cubs during their game Wednesday in Washington, DC. With the loss, the Cubs fell back to.500 at 39-39. He awkwardly clipped third base while catching a foul pop off the bat of Wieters in the sixth.

Nationals first base coach Davey Lopes left the team before the game due to a family emergency. After Bryant's double, Willson Contreras crushed a two-run shot (No. 9) over the left field wall.

This nearly goes without saying after Bryant suffered a moderate ankle sprain Wednesday night, but it also sounds as if the Cubs have yet to determine whether or not he will need a DL stint. Otherwise, Candelario and Tommy La Stella are the third base options.

"Manager Joe Maddon said they have no timetable regarding Bryant's status but knew for certain that he would not play on Thursday", Muskat wrote. "So we'll see. I haven't seen the reports", manager Dusty Baker said of K-Rod. "Hopefully, it'll just be a couple days".

"I still believe it's going to benefit us in August and September", Maddon said of the minor injuries and Bryant in particular.

At the plate, Strasburg smacked a single off Lackey and scored during Washington's four-run second inning, which Rendon and Matt Wieters kicked off with the Nationals' seventh set of back-to-back home runs.

SS Trea Turner had four steals in a game for the second time this year. "I didn't make enough good pitches". Washington is also 5-1 in Ross' last six Thursday starts and 7-3 in Ross' last 10 starts overall.

METS 8, MARLINS 0 Steven Matz pitched seven innings and two relievers completed a seven-hitter, helping the visiting Mets to the victory. The organization began the day by designating catcher Miguel Montero for assignment for his criticism of Jake Arrieta.

Chicago recalled catcher Victor Caratini from Triple-A Iowa to replace Montero.

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