Jayson Werth fouled a ball off his left foot in the sixth inning of Sunday’s 5-2 win over the Marlins in Miami. He remained in the game for four more innings, replaced in right field by Roger Bernadina once the Nationals had a lead in the 10th inning.
Werth, who moved gingerly around the clubhouse after the game, said the ball hit the top of his left foot. He didn’t receive any X-rays but said the rest coming for the all-star break would help.
After he fouled the ball off his foot on a pitch from Henderson Alvarez, Werth hobbled around and sat down. Head trainer Lee Kuntz and Manager Davey Johnson came out talk to him, but Werth remained in the game despite grabbing his left shin and foot several times. Werth finished 2 for 5, continuing raising his average to .297.
Werth singled to start the 10th-inning outburst, but Johnson wasn’t going to pinch-run for him until he reached second. Werth was forced out at second on a grounder by Ian Desmond. After the Nationals scored three runs in the inning, Johnson wanted Bernadina’s speed in right. “[Werth] said he could hit but he couldn’t run real fast,” Johnson said.