Didi Gregorius leaves tonight’s game with a “left-hand contusion” after being hit by a pitch
Didi Gregorius was hit in the hand in the second inning of tonight’s Phillies vs Rockies game. Although x-rays came back negative, the shortstop is now day-to-day with a left-hand contusion, according to Todd Zolecki.
Gregorius check-swung at an inside 0-0 fastball, and was immediately shaking his hand in discomfort. The shortstop tried to stay in the game, as he walked down to first base with Phillies trainers. Johan Camargo would hit for Didi Gregorius in the top half of the third, recording a single to right field that would move Alec Bohm to second. Camargo would stay in the game after that and is currently at shortstop for the rest of the night.
Didi Gregorius has been a solid player this year for the Phillies, hitting .286/.342/.371 with ten hits, three doubles, and three RBIs. Didi’s defense has also improved in 2022, currently holding a 1.000 fielding percentage, with 0 errors on the year.
Camargo has been a quietly good all-around player for the team in 2022 and could be getting some more consistent time over the next few days with Didi out. Joe Girardi has loved putting Camargo in the lineup this season, and now he has a real reason to. Although Gregorius’ x-rays returned negative, don’t expect Didi in the lineup tomorrow.