Joe Torre suggested the injury that ended pitcher Chad Billingsley’s night in the sixth inning against the Braves Friday didn’t appear serious, at least after an initial evaluation.
Billingsley suffered a mild strain in his left hamstring legging out a single, and was pulled from the game to start the top of the seventh.
Billingsley will be re-evaluated Saturday, and while he didn’t dispute what Torre said, he sounded slightly less convincing about the severity of the injury.
When asked how he felt, he resounded: “Not good at all.”
Billingsley added he didn’t think the injury was serious, but he was in obvious discomfort by the time reporters spoke to him after the game.