CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks left Game 2 of the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants after taking a line drive off his right forearm in the top of the fourth inning.
Hendricks was evaulated for a right forearm contusion, and X-rays were negative for a fracture.
Pitcher hitting gives Cubs their lead in NLDS Game 2
Between Kyle Hendricks’ two-run single and Travis Wood’s solo homer, Cubs pitchers have made the difference in Game 3 against the Giants.
With the Cubs leading 4-2 and no one on base with two outs Giants outfielder Angel Pagan hit a ball right back at Hendricks who tried his best to catch it but the ball deflected off his arm allowing Pagan to reach first base.
After Cubs manager Joe Maddon, along with the team’s training staff, examined him Hendricks attempted to throw some warm up pitches but was not able to continue in the game.
Hendricks led the majors with a 2.13 ERA and had a 2-run single in the second inning of this game matching his season total.
He then gave up two runs in the third before getting hit with the line drive one inning later. He pitched 3.2 innings overall giving up four hits and two runs.
Lefty Travis Wood, who took over for Hendricks, homered in the bottom of fourth.