Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez tried to play on Saturday night after sitting out Friday with a pain in his neck, but for the second consecutive night he was scratched from the starting lineup on Saturday against the Giants. Jerry Hairston will play first base in place of Gonzalez, and bat second.
Things figured to be bad for Gonzalez, who after Friday's game told reporters, "I can't turn my neck right now," per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.
Even on Saturday, though he was originally penciled into the lineup, Gonzalez spent the bulk of pregame getting treatment on his neck, and per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com was walking around the clubhouse wearing a soft neck brace. I'm no doctor, but that is almost never a good sign for anyone, let alone a professional athlete.
Gonzalez was apparently injured on Wednesday night against the Rockies at Dodger Stadium in the eighth inning when bumping into the umpire on a ground ball to first base. Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness captured the moment in GIF form.
Time: 6:05 p.m.
TV: Prime Ticket