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Marco Estrada leaves rehab start early

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In his first game action since coming out in the 1st inning of his July 3rd start with a glute injury, Marco Estrada started Game 1 of Buffalo’s doubleheader in Louisville. Unfortunately, this one was cut short too.

After striking out the first batter of the 4th inning swinging and getting a swinging strike to start the next batter, Estrada called out the trainer. The (likely) good news that they appeared to be looking at his hand/fingers, which would likely be something like a blister or nail issue rather than further glute issues. Unsurprisingly, he exited the game at this time, if nothing else out an abundance of caution.

Not that it really matters, but Estrada allowed 3 (earned) runs on 3 hits with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. The two walks came the first time through the order, and the three runs scored on two long home runs sandwiched around a cheap bunt single that was popped up but got over the mound. He was reached 90 on his fastball after the first, which is a promising indication he was feeling good. as he settled in.