Center fielder Ender Inciarte, who tweaked his right hamstring in Monday’s game, did not start Tuesday but he likely will be available to play again Wednesday.
“I think he’ll be good,” manager Brian Snitker said. “They worked him out … ran the bases … everything was good. He said he could pinch-hit, play. I’m targeting (Wednesday) to get him back out there.”
Inciarte suffered the injury while beating out an infield single in the third inning. He was removed for precautionary measures and sent to the clubhouse for examination.
On the play after Inciarte left the game, pinch-runner Johan Camargo scored all the way from first when the Padres committed two errors on a botched sacrifice attempt by pitcher Mike Soroka. Camargo had to slide at second, pop up and race around the bases, a series of events that might have further aggravated the injury had Inciarte remained in the game.
“We erred on the side of caution very well,” Snitker said. “Especially with the play that happened right after he came out. If he wasn’t hurt bad, he might have been after that.”
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