He left the game for X-rays that were negative. Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton had no problems with his pitching hand on Tuesday, a day after a line drive knocked him out of a game. "When it hit me, it was numb for two or three minutes, but then it was fine," Broxton said. Broxton was hit on the right hand by Nate Schierholtz's line drive in the eighth inning of a 5-4, 13-inning win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night. The reliever said there was no swelling in the hand and he thought he was available to pitch. Heisey struggling to find consistency at plate CINCINNATI Chris Heisey was handed a 14-karat golden opportunity for regular play in the Reds lineup when left fielder Ryan Ludwick injured his shoulder on Opening Day.