Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos left tonight’s game against the San Francisco Giants with tightness in his right hamstring. Ramos had a one out double in the top of the ninth, and was lifted for pinch runner Nate McClouth.
McClouth was left stranded on second base when the inning ended.
This move seemed innocent enough except for the fact that the trainer came out to second base and walked with Ramos back to the dugout.
Ramos had two doubles in the game in four at-bats.
The Nationals have said that Ramos will be evaluated tomorrow. If he has to miss time, Jose Lobaton will likely take over behind the plate.
Ramos missed a month earlier this season with a broken hamate bone in his left hand, which required surgery.
Ramos is hitting .261 with a home run and 12 RBI on the season.
Lobaton hit .256 with a home run and five RBI while Ramos was out earlier this year.
The Nationals did go on to beat the Giants by the score of 2-1. Doug Fister became the first Nationals pitcher to win five consecutive starts since Gio Gonzalez. Fister pitched seven shutout innings while striking out three.
Rafael Soriano saved his 13th game of the season despite giving up a run in the ninth. This is the second straight appearance in which Ramos has given up a run. He still has stellar numbers on the season though, with a 1.44 ERA and 0.96 WHIP.
Madison Bumgarner went seven strong innings for the Giants, giving up two runs and striking out five. He still took the hard luck loss as he was outdueled by Doug Fister.