Injuries are part of sports but they are a really crappy part of them. Unfortunately for Harrison, the injury bug came for him on Sunday as he jammed his left leg while trying to run out a infielder grounder. He had to leave the game due to the injury, but there’s not much information available on how severe the malady is. Harrison had gone 0-for-2 in his two plate appearances before coming out of the game, making him 0-for his last-10 at-bats. Hopefully he’ll get some more chances and soon.
Happ is continuing to see his playing time evaporate as he was once again out of the lineup for the Cubs on Sunday. Happ has only eight hits in his past 46 plate appearances and has struck out at a 28.3 percent clip with a slash line of .200/.304/.250 during that time, meaning he hasn’t just been struggling to hit for average, he has also had trouble creating power like he did for the first few months of his rookie season.
The assumption is that Walsh will be eased into a workload with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights, who he made his debut for on Saturday. He did not factor in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
Fresh off his first start at the Double-A level, Atkinson, who pitched well in his debut, had a day off as he prepares for his next start.