Nico Hoerner Leaves the Game in Apparent Discomfort After Running the Bases (UPDATE)
I wanted the Cubs to tie the game, but not like that.
You had Dansby Swanson ripping a double up the third base line, and Nico Hoerner was probably trying to at least THINK about scoring from first. As he turned the corner at second base, you could see him grimace and slow up. Everyone watching was speculating about the hamstring.
Hoerner was ultimately pulled from the game and replaced at third base by Nick Madrigal (not Christopher Morel, for reasons I do not understand in the least). More details when they’re available.
UPDATE: It was, indeed, the hamstring:
For now, it’s just “tightness,” though we will see how Hoerner feels when wakes up tomorrow. That’s usually when you know whether an MRI will be required, and you start to worry about a strain. Fingers crossed.