It has been a painful homestand for Dodgers second baseman Logan Forsythe, who left Tuesday night’s game against the Rockies after just two innings. He was hit by a pitch on his right foot leading off the first inning, and later exited with a contusion on his right big toe.
Forsythe appeared to be in pain after getting hit by the pitch, but after a visit from team trainer Nate Lucero and manager Dave Roberts, he remained in the game. Forsythe played defense at second base in the second and third innings as well.
But in the bottom of the second, Scott Van Slyke pinch hit for Forsythe, then remained in the game in left field, with Kike Hernandez moving to second base.
An X-ray on Logan Forsythe's toe was "inconclusive," Dave Roberts said. Will be examined by team doctors tomorrow.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) April 19, 2017
Forsythe will have another exam on his big toe tomorrow. Roberts wouldn't rule out recalling infield help from AAA.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) April 19, 2017
“There are a lot of small bones in the feet, and I’ve dealt with foot problems in the past,” Forsythe said, as seen on SportsNet LA. “After it hit I think it was just the adrenaline that got me through, but after a while I couldn’t put pressure on it.”
Forsythe said his toe was bruised, and was asked if he thought it was broken.
“It just hurts. I hope it’s not [broken], but I guess we’ll get that news tomorrow.”
It was the second time in four games Forsythe left a game early. On Saturday, he left after just four innings with tightness in his right hamstring, then didn’t play on Sunday.
Forsythe is hitting .295/.407/.341 in 14 games this season, including 13 starts. On the homestand he is 5-for-9 (.556) with a double, a walk, a hit by pitch and a sacrifice fly.
Justin Turner also got hit by a pitch from Freeland, struck on his left hand in the fifth inning. It was the fourth time Turner has been hit by a pitch this season, and the third time in the last four games.
Turner remained in the game, and will be reevaluated on Wednesday, per Roberts.
Turner hand x-ray negative.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) April 19, 2017
Clayton Kershaw gets the start on Wednesday for the Dodgers, who hope to go into the off day Thursday on a high note. Yet another left-handed pitcher is lined up to face them in the series finale, with Tyler Anderson pitching for the Rockies.