Hinojosa exits after liner hits hand; X-rays negative
By Barry M. Bloom
WASHINGTON -- Phillies right-hander Dalier Hinojosa suffered a bruise on the palm of his pitching hand when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Washington center fielder Matt den Dekker in the eighth inning of Philadelphia's 3-0 win at Nationals Park on Thursday.
Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said X-rays were negative, but he intends to watch the reliever closely.
Lightening then struck twice as den Dekker's shot deflected off Hinojosa's hand for an infield single, putting runners on first and third.
Mackanin and the trainers went to the mound to examine Hinojosa.
"At that point, I was going to make a change anyway," Mackanin said.
Left-hander Elvis Araujo came in, and Washington manager Dusty Baker countered with pinch-hitter Anthony Rendon, who walked on a full count pitch to load the bases. But Bryce Harper whiffed swinging on three pitches to end the Nationals' last threat of the evening.