Phillies Notes: Adams gets injection to try to loosen back

Phillies reliever Mike Adams is day-to-day with back spasms. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Phillies reliever Mike Adams is day-to-day with back spasms. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Posted: May 17, 2013

Phillies setup man Mike Adams is listed as day-to-day with back spasms, but he hopes he doesn't have too many more days like Tuesday.

Adams said he was hurt Sunday while shagging a fly ball in batting practice. On Tuesday, he tried to test his back by having a catch and did not have favorable results.

"I feel better than I felt Tuesday," Adams said Wednesday afternoon after a 10-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians at Citizens Bank Park. "Yesterday I felt horrible."

He said he received an injection to try to loosen the muscle in an attempt to recover quicker.

"I never had anything like this before," Adams said. "I pitched through a lot of little injuries and pains and got through it, and this is something I can't even get through it."

Adams said that if the pain persists he might undergo an MRI exam.

Ruiz coming around

Carlos Ruiz reached a milestone by driving in his 300th career run with an RBI double in the ninth inning. He has started to pick it up at the plate.

Ruiz has an eight-game hitting streak, and in that time he is batting .333 (9 for 27). His RBI on Wednesday was his first during the streak. Ruiz was 2 for 20 in his first six games after he served a 25-game suspension for using Adderall. How he is hitting .234.

Extra bases

The Phillies had won nine in a row when scoring four or more runs. That streak ended Wednesday. They are 14-5 when scoring four or more runs. . . . The Phillies have their worst record on Wednesday at 1-6. . . . Cleveland (22-17), one of the surprise teams in baseball, has played nine straight series without a loss, going 5-0-4 in that span.

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