Second baseman Danny Espinosa had to be carried into the trainer’s after fouling a ball of his right foot in the seventh inning of tonight’s game. Espinosa, an electric rookie who claimed the starting position during a strong September last season, could not put any weight on his right leg as he put his arms around two coaches who carried him from the dugout to the clubhouse.

Espinosa entered tonight hitting .324/.378/.559 with two doubles, two home runs and a handful of spectacular plays at second base.

It is too early to speculate about the severity of Espinosa’s injury, but at first glance it appears to be more far serious than the injuries earlier in the day to Ryan Zimmerman (groin) and Ivan Rodriguez (lefr calf). We’ll have more on Espinosa after the game.

In happier news, Michael Morse, scratched because of an illness, is feeling fine. He said he could play tonight if he had to.