Nick Castellanos leaves the game with a bruised wrist


PHILADELPHIA — Phillies right fielder Nick Castellanos suffered only a bruise on his right wrist Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park.

He left the Mets 8-7 in the sixth inning after being hit by a wrist shot. The Phillies said initial x-rays were negative, but he will be evaluated again on Friday.

Its status is day to day.

“The X-rays were clean,” Castellanos said. “I just wanted to see a clean x-ray. It was my wrist that I broke last year, so I’m no stranger to blows in the hand area.

Mets right-hander Adonis Medina hit Castellanos with an 86.7 mph change. The throw escaped Medina, who tried to throw it into the area. Phillies athletic trainer Paul Buchheit and manager Joe Girardi walked the first base line with Castellanos and examined his hand and wrist at first base before pulling him out of the game.

The Mets and Phillies had an incident Sunday night at Citi Field. Phillies reliever Cristopher Sánchez hit Francisco Lindor with a 93.8 mph fastball in the eighth inning. It was the 20th time the Mets had been hit by a pitch this season, including six times by the Phillies in six games. Mets right-hander Yoan López then threw twice to Kyle Schwarber in the ninth. Schwarber was not hit, but warnings were issued to López and the two dugouts. López then hit Alec Bohm in the back with a substitution, but he was not ejected as it was determined to be unintentional.

Mets manager Buck Showalter was fined and suspended for one game for pitching to Schwarber. López was suspended for three games and fined.

Girardi said Thursday he considers it a dead issue and said Major League Baseball did not speak to the Phillies and Mets before the series opener.


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