Hardy struck in the second inning. Hardy led off the inning by taking a 94 mph fastball out to left for a solo shot. He singled later in the game. Hardy finished 2 for 5, with two runs scored and one RBI.
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Hardy has not played since suffering the injury last Saturday, but missed just three games thanks to an off-day Thursday and a rain-out Tuesday. He is batting sixth and starting at shortstop for the start of the series.
Lowrie suffered the injury more than a week ago but has been trying to play through it. After struggling with the injury in Wednesday's game, he made the decision to go on the disabled list Thursday, and expects to be out 2-3 weeks while recovering.
Lowrie, who is just two days removed from saying he would try to play through the injury, changed his tone Thursday, saying he cannot help the team with the injury. He got a few days off in recent days which did not help, so a disabled list trip is his next move. A timetable for his recovery is not yet known.
Lowrie has been dealing with the injury since Aug. 5, and was just 2 for 15 over five games since he first suffered the injury.
Hardy is dealing with a thumb injury. He said the thumb feels much better Wednesday, and that he hopes to return against Cleveland. Hardy is hitting .283/.315/.388 over 410 at-bats.
Hardy is feeling a little better, and he's set to rest Wednesday and Thursday before potentially returning to the lineup over the weekend. His offensive performance was trending upward before the injury, and the shortstop now owns a .283/.315/.388 line with six home runs and 40 RBI in 410 at-bats.
Lowrie has been receiving regular rest to help with the injured finger. He has hit .238/.317/.354 with five home runs and 42 RBI in 404 at-bats.
Hardy had a precautionary MRI taken on his sprained left thumb Tuesday, and MASNSports.com reports the team is still waiting on the results. He has not played since suffering the injury Saturday.