Hanley to miss Tuesday
The Marlins entered Monday’s series with the Mets riding a six-game losing streak.
Now the team is dealing with the prospect of Hanley Ramirez being hurt.
In the first inning, Ramirez was plunked on the right hand/wrist by a 94 mph John Maine fastball.
An X-ray came back negative, and Ramirez is listed as day-to-day with a sore right hand.
Ramirez said he will definitely not play on Tuesday. He also didn’t think Maine hit him intentionally.
“I know they’re not going to miss a pitch over the plate,” Ramirez said. “If they’re going to miss, they’re going to hit somebody. That’s what they’re supposed to do. They’re fighting. There is nothing you can do, and I can’t control that.”
In an eight-pitch showdown with Maine, Ramirez had worked the count full when he was struck hard on the wrist. Clearly in pain, the 25-year-old All-Star drifted toward the Marlins dugout, and he was tended to by assistant trainer Mike Kozak.
Ramirez didn’t make an attempt to go to first base. Instead, he was immediately replaced by pinch-runner Ross Gload.
Ramirez entered with an eight-game hitting streak.
– Joe Frisaro