Injury Update: Brandon Marsh
Philadelphia Phillies centerfielder Brandon Marsh tried to climb the wall and keep a baseball from leaving the park in the third inning of tonight’s game and came down awkwardly on his knee.
Brandon Marsh Injury
Marsh was able to leave the field under his own power. Rob Thomson talked with the media following tonight’s win and stated that Cincinnati team doctors checked Marsh out and are thinking that it’s a bone bruise which is a HUGE sigh of relief.
Thomson said that was all that he could say tonight, but Marsh would meet with doctors and get an MRI to find out more information.
Brandon Marsh had this to say in the Phillies’ clubhouse after the game:
“It didn’t look pretty but I’m feeling optimistic and spirits are high,” he said. “I’m keeping the positive energy. They did some testing right after it happened and had some decent reviews.
“It was a bang-bang play, one of those things where you’re going for a ball and kind of have to sacrifice your body a little. I just came down a little weird on it. I was pretty scared at first. But it calmed down a little bit and I’m feeling good.” via NBC Sports Philly
Nick Maton took over in left field and Matt Vierling shifted into centerfield. Maton went 1-for-4 from the plate tonight, but just missed a home run and had another ball fall just foul down the first baseline. In the field, well, he looked like a regular outfielder in left.
Brandon Marsh was batting .226 with 7 hits, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored in 11 games for the Phillies since being traded at the deadline. With him out at least for tomorrow’s game and Kyle Schwarber out of the lineup until at least Friday, Thomson said it’s likely that Nick Maton will stay in left with Vierling in center, which honestly, I don’t hate in the slightest.
Mandatory Credit: NBC Sports Philadelphia