The Jays currently lead the Braves 9-1 after a two-run J.P. Arencibia shot in the bottom of the sixth and a three-run Edwin Encarnacion blast in the seventh, but Arencibia’s long, hard ding dong wasn’t the most eventful action of the former inning, as Brett Lawrie ended up leaving the game with an injured ankle.
It can’t be stressed enough that it wasn’t nearly as immediately serious-looking as the injury that befell Jose Reyes back in April– Lawrie remained in the game at first, and may have been more inclined to leave because of the scoreline. But it was obviously a bit of a painful incident, as turned over on his left ankle as it got caught on the second base bag on what appeared to be a botched hit-and-run with Emilio Bonifacio at the plate.
Bonifacio ultimately grounded into a fielder’s choice in the at-bat, and Lawrie winced noticeably as he moved from second to third– as you can see below– pulling up limp, then leaving the field under his own power, heading straight down the tunnel, followed quickly by trainer George Poulis.
The club has since announced that it’s a left ankle sprain, and that Lawrie is day-to-day. Get your tin foil hats ready, folks!
Here’s Lawrie as he first starts running hard on the ankle after Bonifacio singled.
And here he is as he begins walking off the field…
Juuuuuuust perfect. Not Reyes, but not good. Plus, Lawrie was two-for-three at the time of his exit.