06/26/12 12:49 AM ET
Scutaro leaves after taking pitch off helmet
By Thomas Harding / MLB.com
A club official reported that Scutaro said he was "fine" after the game, and his status is day-to-day.
Scutaro was 0-for-2 before being hit, and is batting .276 with four home runs and 20 RBIs, mostly from the leadoff and No. 2 positions in the batting order.Chris Nelson, who suffered a twisted right ankle on Saturday and didn't play Sunday, replaced Scutaro as a pinch-runner. The next hitter, Carlos Gonzalez, singled to drive in Fowler and tie the score at 2-2. Strasburg has an intimidating fastball, but Scutaro was just the fourth batter he has hit this season. After hitting Scutaro, Strasburg gave up consecutive singles to Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer.
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