Lost in the Pirates huge seventh inning rally — and lost in the fact that I didn’t watch the ESPN broadcast because, man, life is too dang short for that — was the fact that Dodgers second baseman Howie Kendrick was forced to leave the game with a strained hamstring.
Kendrick ran out an infield single, but pulled up lame just before he hit the bag. He left the game with a trainer right afterward. He’ll have an MRI today, but it’s hard to see how he won’t hit the disabled list. It’s been a while, but he has had a history with hamstring strains, for what it’s worth.
Kendrick is hitting .296/.341/.418 with nine homers and 49 driven in for the Dodgers this year. Justin Turner is on the disabled list right now too, so the Dodgers infield is looking pretty sketchy at the moment. Have to figure we’ll see Enrique Hernandez at second for now, or perhaps Darwin Barney, who is playing for Oklahoma City at the moment, with the Dodgers maybe looking around to make a waiver deal if those options doesn’t work out for them.