Hanley exits feeling light-headed
Hanley Ramirez was removed from the game in the top of the third inning on Sunday after feeling light headed on the field.
The Marlins All-Star shortstop singled to open the third inning off Atlanta’s Derek Lowe. After Dan Uggla reached on a check-swing infield single, when his head-first slide was ruled to be ahead of Eric Hinske’s foot reaching the base. Ramirez stopped at second base.
But as Lowe was getting ready to pitch to Gaby Sanchez, Ramirez motioned to the dugout. His right hand was over his chest as he walked towards manager Edwin Rodriguez and assistant trainer Mike Kozak. While being checked out, Ramirez doubled over a second before walking to the dugout.
It was 82 degrees at Turner Field.
Donnie Murphy replaced Ramirez at shortstop.
In the first inning, Ramirez belted a three-run homer off Lowe. It was his 18th of the season, giving him 67 RBIs.
– Joe Frisaro