Torres strains left groin against Nationals

Torres strains left groin against Nationals

WASHINGTON -- Giants outfielder Andres Torres left Friday's game early with a left groin strain, and there's a chance he could miss the rest of the series.

Manager Bruce Bochy pinch-hit for Torres in the fifth inning in Friday's 8-1 loss to Washington and said Torres will be checked out again Saturday. Torres could miss the final two games of the series, which would give him two days off plus the All-Star break to let the groin heal.

"It might be a couple days," Bochy said. "We'll hope for better news once we check on him tomorrow. It's going to be questionable."

Torres said he's never dealt with this before and felt the injury occur while running after Roger Bernadina's first-inning double to right-center field. The center fielder said he noticed something right away.

"It started feeling heavy," said Torres. "I hope it's not that bad. It wasn't feeling real well."

Torres led off the game with a home run against Washington starter Stephen Strasburg, but the Giants didn't score again.