WASHINGTON — Wilson Ramos jumped to locate a send chuck on a play during a image that seemed flattering harmless. Only this time, his right feet strike a mud and he crumpled to a ground, clutching his right knee.
The All-Star catcher writhed in pain and was helped off a margin during a Nationals’ 14-4 detriment to a Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. The repairs could be another vital blow to a NL East champions, already approaching to be though bum pitcher Stephen Strasburg in a Division Series opposite a Los Angeles Dodgers.
Nationals manager Dusty Baker pronounced Ramos would have an MRI on Tuesday to establish a border of a damage. But a repairs to a team’s World Series hopes competence already have been done.
“There’s zero we can do about it,” Baker said. “You’ve got to play and nobody feels contemptible for you, so we’re not going to feel contemptible for ourselves.”
It was a same knee Ramos harmed badly during a 2012 season, when he tore his ACL and center element ligament. Ramos, who can turn a giveaway representative after a season, is attack .307 with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs.
“He’s a wordless leader,” pronounced starter Tanner Roark (15-10), who took a detriment after permitting 5 runs and 4 hits in 4 innings. “He goes out there and does it with his glove and behind a image and his bat.”
The repairs happened on Yasmany Tomas’ RBI double in a sixth when initial baseman Ryan Zimmerman relayed home. Teammates immediately knew something was wrong with Ramos, who customarily stays in a diversion after holding tainted balls off only about any partial of his body.
“Tough moment,” pronounced Roark, who is approaching to follow Max Scherzer in Washington’s playoff rotation. “Something only gave out and he forked right to his knee.”
Ramos called for medical courtesy and couldn’t travel off underneath his possess power. Baker and players hoped for a best, though it’s transparent they immediately feared a worst.
“You hatred (for) it to occur this late, right before a playoffs, though a subsequent step is try to figure out a approach to play though Wilson,” Baker said. “I’ve been blending and relating this year and many of my life. Therefore, it’s another barrier and I’ve only got to try to go behind to a sketch house and figure out something.”
The Nationals have dual other catchers on their Sep register in Pedro Severino and Jose Lobaton. But they don’t have someone who can reinstate Ramos’ energy and participation in a center of a lineup.
Washington should have reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper behind by a playoffs, if not sooner, after Baker pronounced X-rays came behind disastrous on a slugger’s left thumb. Baker pronounced Harper could be behind within a few days, and second baseman Daniel Murphy is approaching to be in a lineup for Game 1 opposite a Dodgers on Oct. 7 after being close down with a stretched glute.
Nationals pitchers authorised a season-high 5 home runs — dual to Jean Segura, a three-run shot to Tomas and one any to Mitch Haniger and Jake Lamb.
Washington is one diversion adult on a Dodgers for home-field advantage in a NLDS.
BLAME THE RAIN
Including a 20-minute sleet check that started one representation in, a tip of a sixth inning took roughly an hour to play. The Diamondbacks sent 11 hitters to a plate, scoring 5 runs on 6 hits with an blunder sprinkled in for good measure.
Tomas, a Cuban countryman of late Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, done a using locate during a wall in a second inning and had a large night during a plate. Tomas was 2 for 5 with 5 RBIs, including his 30th home run of a season.
After Fernandez’s genocide in a boating collision early Sunday during age 24, Tomas tweeted in Spanish job Fernandez a crony and thanking him for a moments he supposing in baseball. After a diversion he declined to speak about Fernandez.
GOODWIN IN LOSS
Starting in place of Harper, Nationals rookie outfielder Brian Goodwin strike his initial vital joining triple and gathering in dual runs. With zero though home-field advantage in a initial turn left to play for, Goodwin could see a lot of movement a rest of a week.
Diamondbacks: Manager Chip Hale pronounced RHP Rubby De La Rosa will have a branch dungeon injection in his bend Tuesday in an try to equivocate a second Tommy John surgery.
Nationals: LHP Sammy Solis was activated off a infirm list after blank some-more than a month with shoulder inflammation.
Scherzer (18-7, 2.82 ERA) continues his Cy Young Award debate opposite Arizona’s Matt Koch (1-1, 1.29), who will make his initial vital joining start.
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