SAN DIEGO -- Hanley Ramirez looked like his 2013 version on Friday night against the Padres, but unfortunately for the Dodgers that meant their shortstop also was hurt during the game, leaving with left leg stiffness in the middle of the eighth inning.
"He said his quad at first, and he was getting kind of stiff. Then it seemed like it went up the leg, more in the groin area or side of the leg," manager Don Mattingly said after the game. "We'll see how he goes tomorrow."
As of now there are further tests scheduled for Ramirez. Mattingly said he expects Ramirez will be sore on Saturday.
Ramirez doubled home the Dodgers' first run in the third inning, and hit the game-tying home run in the top of the eighth, but in between he hurt his left ankle rounding first base on yet another hit, a single in the sixth.
Ramirez slipped as he rounded first base after his leadoff single, then rolled his left ankle and immediately crumpled to the ground. Ramirez grimaced, then got up to hop back toward first base. After examination from trainer Greg Harell and persuading Mattingly, Ramirez stayed in the game, at least temporarily.
"I don't think Greg was comfortable, but Hanley assured us he could run, and he ran down the line," Mattingly said.
Ramirez homered in his next at-bat.
But to make matters worse for the Dodgers Ramirez was tagged out as he hopped back to the bag, a fact confirmed on replay review, effectively erasing his leadoff single.
This was the second game in the last 51 games for Ramirez, dating back to June 1, with multiple extra-base hits in one game.