NEW YORK (AP) -Paul Lo Duca left the New York Mets' 6-5 loss to the Washington Nationals on Saturday night with an injured right hamstring.
The All-Star catcher was rounding second after Lastings Milledge's seventh-inning single when he grabbed his leg. Manager Willie Randolph, third base coach Sandy Alomar Sr., and a trainer all came out to check on Lo Duca, who tried to walk it off before deciding to depart.
``It's OK, just pulled it a little bit when I was rounding second,'' Lo Duca said. ``The same hamstring I've pulled in my career many times.''
Lo Duca said he was going to get an MRI exam and insisted he would catch Tuesday night in Milwaukee when Tom Glavine goes for his 300th career win. The Mets, who optioned Mike Pelfrey back to Triple-A New Orleans after the loss, could call up a catcher Sunday if Lo Duca can't play.
Orlando Hernandez, the winner in the first game of Saturday's day-night doubleheader, came in to run for Lo Duca. Ramon Castro replaced him behind the plate in the eighth.
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