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Adam Eaton leaves Mets-Nationals game with apparent injury

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Some bad news for the Nationals this afternoon. In addition to trailing the Mets 4-2 — and somehow blowing a no-out, bases loaded situation in the sixth without scoring a run — they may have also lost their left fielder to an injury.

Adam Eaton was 1-for-1 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored against Jacob deGrom in the early going, but he seemed to hold up kind of gingerly as he was ranging back on a Michael Conforto home run. Earlier in the game he had that awkward slide into home, but he seemed to pop up from that just fine. Of course he’s coming off of a major knee injury last year. Brian Goodwin replaced him in left field to begin the top of the sixth inning.

It’d be bad news for the Nats if Eaton has to miss time. He has started the season blazing hot, going 10-for-his-first 22 with a couple homers and five driven in.

We’ll update when we hear what’s ailing Eaton.

The Mariners turned an odd triple play with the help of Evan Gattis

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Astros DH Evan Gattis unwittingly helped the Mariners complete a triple play in the fourth inning of Thursday afternoon’s game at Safeco Field. The Astros put runners on first and second on consecutive singles by Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, bringing Gattis to the plate.

Gattis check-swung at a first-pitch curve from Marco Gonzales, hitting a grounder to third base. Kyle Seager stepped on the third base bag and then threw to second base for the second out. There was not nearly enough time for Robinson Cano to get the throw to first base to complete a triple play. Gattis ostensibly lost track of the number of outs in the inning, so he just circled back to the dugout and the Mariners completed their triple play since Gattis went out of the baseline.

That’s the first triple play of the 2018 season. It’s the Mariners’ first triple play since July 26, 2015 against the Blue Jays.