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Hanley Ramirez day-to-day with left leg contusion

Apr 8, 2011, 9:51 PM EDT


Just one day after Twins second baseman Tsuyoshi Nishioka suffered a fractured fibula, we have another injury on a takeout slide at second base. And this time with one of the game’s best players.

Hanley Ramirez had to carried off the field during the seventh inning of tonight’s game against the Astros after Bill Hall tried to break up a double play at second base. As you can see in this picture passed along by Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Ramirez was unable to put any weight on his left leg or foot.

It was easy to think to think the worst at the time, especially considering his reaction immediately following the slide, but Rodriguez reports that Ramirez suffered a left leg contusion and is listed as day-to-day.

And what you just saw was the Marlins’ entire season flashing before their eyes.

  1. visnovsky - Apr 9, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    That play looked dirty to me. The slide started after the base and off to the side. Hall never had a chance to actually get to bag. The play was a slide tackle not a slide.

    • bradwins - Apr 9, 2011 at 5:20 PM

      I don’t understand the thumbs-down for this. I think Bill Hall should be suspended, and if were a Marlins pitcher I would be trying to crack Hall’s helmet with a fastball the next chance I got. That was clearly an intent to injure a guy and maybe end his season. Breaking up a double play is part of the game, but that is not what Hall did. He committed an act of baseball terrorism.

  2. Old Gator - Apr 9, 2011 at 2:49 AM

    DJ, the announcement that Hanley suffered “only” a contusion was made by the team before he was sent out for X-rays or MRIs on his leg, so let’s hope that this day-to-day prognosis is still operational in the morning. Now, the Feesh have both Hanley and the Iron Giant out of the lineup on a “day to day” basis. They can now field just a little less firepower than the Libyan rebels. That they won tonight was a testament to Ricky Nolasco’s guts and guile and to the general febrility of the Astros. And as a quick reminder for our fans: plate tectonics proceeds on a “day to day” basis as well.

    The Feesh’s current season passes before their eyes every time a hard ground ball gets hit in Hanley’s direction. Los Manos de Piedra came out of the gate last week as if he were determined to log one booted ball per game, and two on national holidays. The Feesh’s line score tonight featured what must have looked as big as a dinosaur egg to them in the error column, given their Killer Klowns misadventures around the infield. The way Hanley’s been fielding his position so far his injury might be what mainly accounted for the happy ellipsoid in the box to the far right.

    • Old Gator - Apr 9, 2011 at 10:53 AM

      Coda: sun comes up, it’s Saturday morning, hits me straight in the eye ’cause I forgot to close the blinds last night. The Feesh homepage says it’s a bruised shin, no X-rays needed. I posted some suggestions for what Ol’ Manos de Piedra ought to do with his downtime under Craig’s ATH Express – which is just like the regular ATH, except no waffer theen meent.

    • bradwins - Apr 9, 2011 at 5:24 PM

      Pretty good writing for a comment thread. My only suggestion would be to use “Feesh” a little less. Once or twice is fine. Using it in every sentence is a little annoying.

  3. visnovsky - Apr 9, 2011 at 6:57 PM

    Completely uneducated, no-knowledge of the situation is a bone bruise, not just a normal bruise.

    • visnovsky - Apr 9, 2011 at 6:58 PM

      guess that is

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