Nats’ Espinosa has bruised right knee
WASHINGTON — During the Nationals’ 4-2 loss to the Padres on Sunday afternoon, second baseman Danny Espinosa suffered a bruised right knee cap after he was hit by a pitch from Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy in the second inning.
Espinosa was down for a little over a minute before getting up on his own power and walking to first base. He was taken out of the game in a double-switch in the top of the fifth inning.
After the game, Espinosa said the knee was “sore” and that the off-day Monday would help the knee get better.
“On Tuesday, we’ll see how it’s feeling and kind of go from there,” Espinosa said.
Espinosa has been playing every day at second base since April 13, when Ryan Zimmerman went on the disabled list, and he had taken advantage of the situation, hitting .278 with a home run and two RBIs.