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Pre-game: Harrison out with oblique injury

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Josh Harrison’s six-game hitting streak is on hold with the third baseman out of the lineup today with minor tightness in his right oblique.

Harrison said it happened in the seventh inning of Saturday night’s game.

“The infield single I hit, the throw was off-line a little bit and I just jerked away to avoid the tag and felt a little something,” he said. “But it should be fine, just taking some precautions and getting some treatment on it today.”

Harrison said he’s been specifically told not to swing the bat or throw today. He admits it’s frustrating, given the success he’s had since joining the Pirates in New York two weeks ago, but doesn’t believe he’ll be out long.

Harrison is hitting .300 in 10 games with the Pirates, and has hit safely in nine of his 10 starts.

Here are today’s lineups:
For the Pirates: Tabata 7, Diaz 9, McCutchen 8, Walker 4, Overbay 3, Wood 5, Cedeno 6, Brown 2, Correia 1

For the Mets: Reyes 6, Turner 5, Beltran 9, Murphy 3, Pagan 8, Bay 7, Thole 2, Tejada 4, Capuano 1

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Comments

  1. DavedigsDKsBlog says:

    Great. Another injury.

    Offense weakens even more.

  2. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    That’s too bad, he was really starting to get going. I hope this isn’t a long lasting injury. Gotta wonder if he misses more than 2 or 3 games if they call up Presley finally.

  3. joel says:

    Josh Harrison is the new Nyjer Morgan. Good fielder, fast, and a big smile just like Nyjer. The Pirates are wasting their time on him and he will end up just like Nyjer.

  4. Rich says:

    @Joel

    Harrison isn’t wasting anyone’s time. They need someone to play 3B with Alvarez hurt. Harrison’s been doing a decent job there, but I don’t think anyone thinks he’s the anything more than a fill-in.

  5. xavier says:

    Anybody notice Brandon Wood (noted for his power comin thru the minor leagues and now for his disappearing bat in the majors) hit 2 out this week… could be that maybe he is learning how to hit at this level

  6. Jimbo says:

    Harrison hit .300 for his 3 years in the minors. OK infielder. Could he be a fast Feddie Sanchez with Alverez @ 1st, Walker @3rd and just maybe Harrison @ 2nd base?
    I can’t see the future either, but it’s worth looking at.

 
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