WASHINGTON — Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez exited after five innings during Wednesday night’s 8-5 earn against the Nationals due to right elbow stiffness.
Manager Mike Redmond noted the decision was made for precautionary reasons, and the club is definitely confident it is nothing critical.
Still, there is reason for concern when a starting pitcher complains about tightness throughout his day out.
‘My arm was tight, slightly tight,’ Alvarez said within Spanish. ‘From the time I sought out to the mound I experienced it. From the beginning.’
While the Marlins say it is elbow stiffness, Alvarez said hello was more of his entire arm not feeling absolutely right. He previously felt much the same condition at San Diego about May 11. In that day trip, he gave up five operates in four innings in a reduction.
‘He said he had a little rigidity in his elbow, and he explained he could pitch,Inches Redmond said. ‘But we took them out for precautionary reasons.
‘I think he’s fine. Although we’ll see over the subsequent couple days. He planned to keep pitching, but most of us wanted to make sure it didn’t come to be anything serious.’
Alvarez was raised with Miami ahead simply by four runs. The right-hander plonked 62 pitches, 43 with regard to strikes.
Miami’s rotation already can be without ace Jose Fernandez, who is out there for the season after going through Tommy John surgery. The golf club has been looking for the rest of the turning to step up, and Alvarez seemed to be doing so on Wednesday evening. He lowered his Time to 2.97.
A year ago, Alvarez skipped the first two months of the season with right shoulder inflammation.
On Friday night, the right-hander’s velocity stayed steady, reaching 94 miles per hour in the fifth inning. The final out there Alvarez recorded came when he upon the market Anthony Rendon on a flyout to center on a new 79-mph curveball.
It was an active night intended for Alvarez, who fielded three comeback surface balls and reached for several others.
At the plate in the fifthly inning, Alvarez slapped a hard grounder to third that had been gloved on a diving stop by Rendon. About the play, Alvarez ran hard to 1st base, but he stepped slowly back to the dugout.
Despite the particular tightness, Alvarez said he does not feel he needs a MRI. He also felt confident he’s going to not have to miss a start. The Marlins will evaluate just how he feels in the next day or two.
‘Yes, I’ll be fine for the next start off,’ Alvarez said. ‘Throughout the game, My partner and i told them I wasn’t feeling well. It was a little restricted.’