Giancarlo Stanton hit a homer in last night’s Marlins game. But then he left. And then he was not included in the lineup for today’s game. The reason: according to Don Mattingly, Stanton is suffering from hamstring cramps.
Mattingly says it’s nothing to worry about and that he hopes Stanton will be back for tomorrow’s game at home against the Diamondbacks.
Stanton is hitting .284/.349/.557 with 14 homers and 37 RBI on the year.
Wednesday night’s game at PNC Park between the Brewers and Pirates has been postponed, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. No makeup date has been announced yet. As Brink points out, the two clubs meet again in Pittsburgh September 21-23 and both have an off day on the 20th, so that could be a potential makeup date.
Brent Suter and Chad Kuhl were scheduled to square off on the mound. Their starts will likely be pushed back to Thursday. The Pirates will host the Diamondbacks and the Brewers will host the Cardinals.
The Cubs won on Wednesday afternoon, so the Brewers are tied with the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Pirates are seven games back in third place.