Arrieta (4-4) allowed one run on Brandon Nimmo‘s homer and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. But he walked off the mound, grabbing the back of his right leg, after hitting Andres Gimenez with a pitch to load the bases.
“I’ll be back for the playoffs, there’s no question in my mind about that. I think I can be back sooner than that,” Arrieta said.
The 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner said he sustained a similar injury in 2017 with the Chicago Cubs.
“In 2017, I had to miss two starts but that’s because I tried to come back prematurely,” he said. “There’s no need to rush this, but I’m going to do everything in my power with treatment with soft tissue work, making sure my tissue is hydrated and everything’s ready to go. If I continue to do that and take care of myself, I don’t intend to miss too much time.”
“Our bullpen did an outstanding job today,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said.