NEW YORK -- Hanley Ramirez has left the game in the first inning with an apparent hand or wrist injury after being hit by a pitch.thrown by Mets starter John Maine.
Ramirez was batting when Maine struck him in his right wrist on a 3-2 pitch. Ramirez immediately hopped out of the batter's box in pain, threw his helmet, knelt to the ground, and kicked the grass when manager Fredi Gonzalez took him out.
He'll likely receive X-rays here at Citi Field to help determine the full extent of the injury.
It goes without saying that losing Ramirez for any extended length of time would represent a major blow to the Marlins.
We'll provide more updates as they become available..