Hanley Ramirez homers, doubles, tweaks left ankle vs. Padres

Eric Stephen
August 30, 2014

SAN DIEGO -- Hanley Ramirez looked like his 2013 version on Friday night against the Padres, but unfortunately for the Dodgers that meant their shortstop also appeared to tweak his ankle during the game.

Ramirez doubled home the Dodgers' first run in the third inning, and hit the game-tying home run in the top of the eighth, but in between he hurt his left ankle rounding first base on yet another hit, a single in the sixth.

The Dodgers made no injury announcement and Ramirez did stay in the game for two innings after rolling his ankle, so until after the game we can assume he is relatively okay, though he was limping noticeably around the bases on his home run.

Ramirez slipped as he rounded first base after his leadoff single, then rolled his left ankle and immediately crumpled to the ground. Ramirez grimaced, then got up to hop back toward first base. After examination from trainer Stan Conte and persuading manager Don Mattingly, Ramirez stayed in the game.

But to make matters worse for the Dodgers Ramirez was tagged out as he hopped back to the bag, a fact confirmed on replay review, effectively erasing his leadoff single.

This was the second game in the last 51 games for Ramirez, dating back to June 1, with multiple extra-base hits in one game.