ARLINGTON, Texas — Atlanta Braves left fielder Adam Duvall exited Monday’s Nationwide League Championship Sequence opener with an damage close to his left hip, prompting rookie Cristian Pache to switch him in the course of his second-inning at-bat.
Duvall grabbed at his left facet instantly after fouling off a 1-1 fastball from Los Angeles Dodgers starter Walker Buehler. The 32-year-old right-handed hitter, who re-emerged as an on a regular basis participant and posted an .833 OPS in 2020, noticeably winced and finally disappeared down the tunnel alongside members of the Braves’ coaching employees.
Pache, 21, took simply 4 plate appearances for the Braves in the course of the common season. If Duvall misses time, the Braves also can play Charlie Culberson in left subject in the event that they determine to maintain Marcell Ozuna at designated hitter. Pache stayed within the recreation at middle subject after drawing a stroll, prompting Ronald Acuna Jr. to maneuver to proper and Nick Markakis to maneuver to left.