LOS ANGELES — In the span of an inning Wednesday night, the Washington Nationals might’ve been dealt two significant injury blows as left-hander Ross Detwiler and catcher Wilson Ramos exited the game.
Detwiler was pulled following the third inning, after looking uncomfortable finishing his pitches and landing on his legs in the third. He was visited by trainers, pitching coach Steve McCatty and manager Davey Johnson when he appeared slow to cover first base on a possible double play, but they allowed him to stay in after a brief conversation.
Ramos, who was 2-for-2, ran very gingerly out of the batter’s box on a single to left field in the top of the fourth inning and he was almost immediately removed from the game.
By the bottom of the fourth the Nationals had an entirely new battery with Craig Stammen and Kurt Suzuki taking over.
It was unclear immediately what kind of injuries each player was dealing with, but both have a history of issues with their lower bodies.
Ramos, who just passed the one-year anniversary of tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee, rehabbed his knee for several months over the past year and also dealt with a left hamstring strain in April.
Detwiler, who has been the picture of health for several years, underwent surgery to repair a torn right hip flexor in February of 2010.
More information on both as it is available.