Seiya Suzuki Leaves the Game an Inning After a Very Awkward Slide (UPDATE: Finger)

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Seiya Suzuki Leaves the Game an Inning After a Very Awkward Slide (UPDATE: Finger)

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Seiya Suzuki is out of today’s game, which hopefully more about it being a blowout in bad weather, and not about the ugly slide that preceded his exit.

In the top of the third, Suzuki singled and then stole second base. On the steal, a wide throw from the catcher forced Suzuki to take an awkward slide into the base to avoid a collision, and it immediately looked like he’d hurt his left wrist/hand. David Ross and the trainer came out to check on him, but he stayed in the game … where he could still be seen flexing and shaking his hand.

Suzuki then stayed in the game for the bottom of the third, but after the Reds plated eight runs, Suzuki departed in favor of Rafael Ortega.

Again, you hope it was just a combination of the game situation and the weather, plus “why take a risk.” But it’s not like we haven’t seen this kinda thing before, where a guy feels OK at first, and then the discomfort starts to set in. We’ll update when there’s more.

UPDATE: Fffffffffudge:

The Cubs are off tomorrow, so there’s a built in break, and a left ring finger sprain is a lot less bad than, for example, a broken wrist. But still, I’m just getting so sick of all these injuries. We’ll see if Suzuki winds up hitting the IL come Saturday.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.