MacKenzie Gore’s 2023 campaign effectively ended with the announcement on Saturday that he was going on the 15-Day IL with left finger blisters, which led to an abbreviated 4-inning outing on Friday night in the nation’s capital.
“I couldn’t send him back out,” manager Davey Martinez explained, as quoted by MASN’s Mark Zuckerman after an 8-5 loss in the series opener with the Los Angeles Dodgers. “He had a blister again, same finger. It bubbled up on him. So I just said that’s it. We’ll have to look at that tomorrow and see where we’re at.