Willie Randolph said before the game that Ryan Church needed a day off because he had to build up his leg strength after sitting for over 10 days after the concussion. But, the game ended last night with Abraham Nunez on the on-deck circle waiting to pinch-hit, not Church.
“I just wasn’t ready to hit,” Church said.
When asked if it was something to do with the concussion, he repeated himself.
Then he said, “Willie asked me if I could hit and I said no.”