Hamstring injury sidelines Braves' Glavine after he doesn't get an out vs. Nats
WASHINGTON -- Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine left his start against the Washington Nationals with a strained right hamstring after failing to record an out in the first inning Sunday, matching the shortest outing of his 22-season career.
The first four batters Glavine faced reached base, on three hits and a walk, as Washington took a 1-0 lead. After throwing his 16th pitch, to get to a 1-2 count on Wily Mo Pena, Glavine walked off the mound, then briefly doubled over.
"As soon as I landed, I felt it," he said. "I don't know that I would describe it as it having popped or something, but it definitely felt like it grabbed or it kind of rolled on me or something. So I knew right away it didn't feel right."
Manager Bobby Cox and an Atlanta trainer checked on the left-hander, and a few moments later Glavine walked off the field.
"I don't recall Tommy coming out of a game for anything," Cox said.
The 42-year-old Glavine, who has 303 career wins, was listed as day-to-day.
In 672 starts since making his major league debut in 1987, Glavine left a game without recording an out only one other time. On May 16, 1989, pitching for Atlanta against the Chicago Cubs, he gave up hits to the first four batters and departed after spraining his left ankle while covering first base.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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