Cubs 3, Reds 2 (Griffey update)
Ken Griffey Jr. was going to get tomorrow off. That might have made his injury -- a lower abdominal strain -- sting a little more. But he was actually in the pretty upbeat mood, considering his season is likely over. He'll be examined tomorrow in Cincinnati.
He hurt himself as he prepared to make a throw in the eighth inning.
Griffey had no regrets about playing.
“It's a situation where the games don't mean that much to us,” he said. “But they do to other teams. You've got to go out and finish strong. I knew I wasn't going to play much (in the next two series).”
Griffey thought he hurt it twisting to field the ball.
“It was probably the change in direction when I bent down,” Griffey said. “It’s been a little sore.”
Griffey went down to the turf in pain. He was able to walk off under his own power.
“You hope it’s not as bad as it feels,” Griffey said.