Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill left the second game of Arizona’s doubleheader against the Mets for precautionary reasons after fouling a ball off his left ankle. Hill fell to the ground immediately but got up and walked around the area near home plate and stayed in the game.
Everybody knows that Dbacks Manager Kirk Gibson likes to take his time and be cautious when it comes to injuries even if that injury doesn’t land a player on the D.L so I wouldn’t be surprised if Hill is not in today’s lineup especially after being listed as day to day. Gibson talked about Hill after the game with MLB.com: “He had to come out of the game. It blew up pretty good on him,” Gibson said. “He hit it off the top of his ankle so I had to get him out of there. I think he’ll be OK, but it’s pretty swollen up. He couldn’t hit.”
Hill was 1-3 in game 2 and was 0-2 with two walks in game 1. The 32 year old missed three games last week due to a sore shoulder before returning to the lineup for the series against the Cardinals. Thankfully for Arizona, Hill has yet to land on the D.L for a long period of time. Last year Hill broke his hand on April 9th and was out for most of the year. Aaron is a big part of the Snakes lineup. So far this season Hill is hitting .257 with 4 HR’s and 23 RBI’s.