Yonder Alonso to have MRI exam on shoulder injury

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Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso injured his right shoulder diving to field a ground ball Thursday night and will undergo an MRI exam to assess the damage.

Barry Bloom of MLB.com reports that he “screamed out in pain” and it sure sounds like the Padres are expecting to be without Alonso for more than just a few days.

It’s a shame, because after years of underwhelming production and injuries sapping the potential he once showed as a top prospect Alonso has hit .333 with as many walks (13) as strikeouts (13) and an .837 OPS in 26 games. In the previous three seasons for the Padres he hit .268 with a .719 OPS.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.