TODAY: The MRI revealed a Grade 1 strain, Martinez told MASNsports.com’s Byron Kerr and other reporters. Elias will miss some time, though a Grade 1 is the least-serious level of strain, and Martinez noted that the reliever is “a little less sore than” he was during his previous hamstring injury. More will be known about a recovery timeline when Elias meets with team doctors.
THURSDAY: Nationals reliever Roenis Elias exited tonight’s contest after experiencing discomfort while delivering a pitch. Manager Dave Martinez said after the game that Elias has “tweaked his hamstring” (video link via MASN’s Twitter account).
Worryingly, the injury occurred to the same muscle that had forced Elias to the injured list not long after he was acquired. The southpaw is likely to undergo an MRI tomorrow to survey the damage. Martinez did indicate that muscle tightness, rather than a pop or other more concerning indication, led to Elias’s removal.
At this point, it’s impossible to know how significant an issue this’ll be for the Nats. Elias was added to serve as the team’s lefty setup option. At the moment, closer Sean Doolittle is the only southpaw in the bullpen. Sam Freeman and Matt Grace are both in the organization but would need to be added to the 40-man roster to come up.
On a different note, maybe Roenis needs to lift up his hat a little bit. It’s covering his eyes! How’s he going to see the catcher?
Dumb….have the same injury along the same comment so I know how u feel
Tight. That’s so tight.
Did they ever finish the Scooter Gennett trade to the Giants?
Honest question, Why is it the MLB writers have a love affair with the Mets and Reds? They are both 15 and 13.5 out respectively? Nevermind pay attention to the Braves? I know I am a homer, but this is ridiculous…
Have you considered writing a letter to the editor to voice your concerns?
I was upset last year over our town’s trash pick-up changing from Wednesdays to Thursdays, so I wrote out my thoughts and opinions and mailed it to the paper.
They didn’t publish my letter, but I know somebody read my opinions, so maybe that would help your stresses.
You didn’t answer my question, but I’m glad you heard my complaint. I feel better…
Lets Go DBacks
Didn’t he just do the same with writing his opinions down and send them to probably not the appropriate forum, just like you did, and you and me reading it?
I think he needs to write Timothy Dierkes personally. He usually leaves the comments to his assistants like Steve Todd and Jeff Adams.
I was merely asking what the love affair was with those two teams. Multiple MLB writers (not necessarily MLBTR writers) have written articles about the Mets and Reds, when neither team has a chance at making the playoffs. Try using a little civility on a daily basis…
I’m convinced these two either know each other or are the same person.
The Nats now just need to try to win a Wild Card. Anybody notice their remaining schedule? 5 more with Atlanta. Series with Minn., Cleveland, St. Louis (all teams who have a lot to play for) Only respite is 3 with the Marlins. If Arizona stays hot and Cubs play well they might not make the postseason. Just saying……
Thank you for your unbiased observation
Nats are the third-best team in the NL (maybe second if not for the bullpen). They will be fine. With exception of the Braves, the rest of the teams they are facing are inferior, including the Twins. Look at the Twins against .500 or better. They are feasting against their terrible division.