Giancarlo Stanton left tonight's game with a hamstring injury. If the pained expression on his face was indicative of the seriousness of the injury, the Marlins could be without their slugger for a significant period.
Stanton grimaced after crossing the bag at first, reached for his right hamstring, hopped twice on one leg, and tumbled to the ground after trying to beat out a nubber in the 10th inning. The Marlins later announced that Stanton had a strained right hamstring.
The timing is never good for the Marlins when Stanton is out. But the latest setback with their top player comes just when it looked like he had re-discovered his home run stroke. Now he's out indefinitely.