Cincinnati Reds outfielder Chris Heisey exited last night’s
contest against the Milwaukee Brewers after being hit by a pitch on the elbow
by Wily Peralta in the second inning. X-rays taken following the HBP came back
negative, but manager Dusty Baker told reporters – including Mark Sheldon of
MLB.com – that he doesn’t expect Heisey to play today.
"He's going to be sore from getting hit twice in the
same arm," Baker said. "Anybody that's been hit on that elbow, that
bone, the feeling didn't come back. That's why we took him out. It's a tough
place to get hit. There is no muscle. I don't think he's playing
Heisey was hit just above his left elbow by a 2-2 pitch from
Peralta. It was a 95-mph fastball that left a visible welt on his arm,
according to Sheldon, who added that Heisey appeared to be in pain as he went
out to left field for the bottom half of the second inning. He was ultimately
replaced in the field by Derrick Robinson.
It’s poor timing for Heisey, as he was just starting to get
into a groove offensively. After spending roughly two months on the disabled
list with a strained right hamstring, Heisey went 7-for-19 with two home runs
in nine games. He’s been seeing regular time in the outfield with Ryan Ludwick’s
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