Diamondbacks’ A.J. Pollock Has a Minor Injury

By Thomas Lynch

Jul 29, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder A.J. Pollock (11) loses track of a fly ball during the eighth inning of an 8-2 victory against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks enjoyed one of their best victories of the season last night with a rousing 6-4, 10-inning triumph over the first place Houston Astros. Of course, it couldn’t have been a great victory without some sort of other D’backs’ drama. A.J. Pollock left the game after singling in the seventh inning with Cliff Pennington entering the game to pinch-run for him. Steve Gilbert at mlb.com was able to fill in the blanks:

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With Arizona back to a game under .500 with their sixth consecutive victory, this is an inopportune time for such a setback. Pollock had a scorching July, hitting .340 with a .421 on-base percentage. Dallas Keuchel takes the mound for Houston tonight, the lefty being one of the top pitchers in the game. A.J.’s right-handed bat would have come in handy. Then again, perhaps Pollock could use the day off as he has played in 100 of the team’s 101 games plus the All-Star Game.

Here is hoping the All-Star center fielder’s knee issue is minor. Check back here for any further updates.