Friday, July 31, 2015

Pence injures knee; out for Game 2

UPDATE 6:13 p.m.: So Hunter Pence is not in the lineup for Game 2, as Charlie Manuel said he would earlier. Apparently the vague "knee soreness" was enough to bench Pence in a meaningless game.

Pence injures knee; out for Game 2

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Hunter Pence makes a diving catch against the Nationals. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Hunter Pence makes a diving catch against the Nationals. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

UPDATE 6:13 p.m.: So Hunter Pence is not in the lineup for Game 2, as Charlie Manuel said he would earlier. Apparently the vague "knee soreness" was enough to bench Pence in a meaningless game.

The full lineup:

1. Jimmy Rollins 6
2. Placido Polanco 5
3. Shane Victorino 8
4. Chase Utley 4
5. John Mayberry Jr. 3
6. Raul Ibanez 7
7. Ben Francisco 9
8. Carlos Ruiz 2
9. Cliff Lee 1

EARLIER: Not much is known about Hunter Pence's knee injury, other than the fact that he hobbled after an infield single in the first inning -- and for the next five innings -- until he was removed in the sixth.

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Charlie Manuel said the injury is not serious and that Pence will start in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader. What knee he injured, what the injury actually is, and when it happened is all unknown.

"His knee is a little sore or something from sliding and things," Manuel said,

Pence's only comment was "I'm good," followed by a thumb's up.

Until the sixth, Pence had played in every inning of every game since his aquisition on July 30. Manuel said he'll rest Pence later in the week.

The Phillies used 24 players in Game 1.


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