Kyle Hendricks leaves Game 2 of NLDS with right forearm contusion … X-rays come back negative, listed as day-to-day.
Kyle Hendricks left in the fourth inning of Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday night after taking a comebacker off his right arm. Angel Pagan lined a 1-2 pitch back up the middle that appeared to hit Hendricks in the right forearm near the elbow.
Hendricks tried to stay in the game but after making two sets of warmup throws to Willson Contreras, Joe Maddon felt it was best for him to leave the game.
The Cubs announced Hendricks left the game with a right forearm contusion (bruise) and is undergoing further tests.
X-rays were negative on his right forearm.
Kyle Hendricks gave up two runs on four hits with no walks or strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings. Hendricks made 52 pitches, 34 for strikes.
Hendricks delivered a big hit at the plate. Hendricks blooped a single to center in the second inning with the bases loaded that drove in Jason Heyward and Javier Baez.
Updated 11:53pm CDT – Kyle Hendricks confirmed after Game 2 of the NLDS that the ball hit him in the right forearm. Hendricks’ forearm tightened up during his warmup pitches before he left the game. Hendricks said he was already feeling better and thinks he is more day-to-day than anything else.
Kyle Hendricks believes he will make his next start.