Aaron Sanchez had a rough first inning against the Los Angeles Angels tonight and didn’t make it out for the second. He didn’t throw a single curveball over an erratic 25-pitch frame and gave up two earned runs. After surrendering an RBI single to Albert Pujols, he glanced at his pitching hand, which obviously sent Blue Jays Twitter into a frenzy.
Thankfully, we’ve received an update pretty fast and let me tell you, this doesn’t seem as bad as we initially thought:
Sanchez was removed with a right index finger contusion. X-rays were negative. #BlueJays
— Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) June 22, 2018
First, it’s a relief that it’s not another blister problem for Aaron Sanchez, and second, it’s not on that finger that plagued him for pretty much the entire 2017 season. Also, him having a bruised index digit explains being all over the zone and not throwing his deuce, which relies heavily on spin generated by the middle and index fingers.
Hopefully this isn’t something that turns into a much bigger thing like we’ve seen from pretty much everybody this season.