Cubs’ Kris Bryant exits game with sprained finger, X-rays negative

By | July 19, 2017

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left Wednesday’s game in Atlanta after spraining the little finger on his left hand sliding into third base in the first inning.

The Cubs said initial X-rays of the injured finger were negative and he is listed as day-to-day.

The play came as Bryant was trying to advance from seconde to third on a wild pitch. Braves catcher Tyler Flowers gunned down Bryant, who slid into third base head first and appeared to catch a finger on third baseman Johan Camargo’s foot as he tagged out Bryant.

This comes just one day after Astros All-Star Carlos Correa was put on the DL for a torn ligament in his thumb that stemmed from injuring his hand sliding into home plate in a game versus the Braves before the All-Star break.

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Bryant is hitting .273 this season with 19 home runs and 40 RBIs.

Elite Youth Tennessee Titans Jersey And at 25 years old to all of a sudden have this type of power surge like the rest of MLB is having, it’s easy to come to one of two conclusions: either the ball is juiced or the seams have been lowered. With lower seams comes lower spin rate on breaking pitches which means pitches are more difficult to spot and easier to hit. That’s a big reason why the NCAA lowered their seams in 2015. With the change in bats, the home runs were disappearing, as was the attenton. So they lowered the seams to increase offense, and that’s exactly what happened.

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