Yeah it certainly wasn't an intentional spike. It was a pretty awkward play. He's 0-4 today so I'd bet Heyward gets back in there tomorrow. It's amazing how dependent we have to be on O'Ventbrel, any time someone else comes in with the lead he manages to blow it. That was a BP pitch from Varvaro to Buck. Giving up runs in two straight outings, the quick start seems to be wearing out for Varvaro.
And re: the Murphy injury - the spiking had nothing to do with the injury. You can see on the replay that his knee had already buckled and then Constanza's leg went over the leg of Murphy and spiked him in the calf.
Really? I don't know what's not to like about him. He's had a positive WAR every year, average RAR of 12.5, career 2.6 ERA, 161 ERA+ (average is 100). The team would greatly benefit having another righty of his caliber in the pen as only Kimbrel has been solid to this points (and Linebrink the ~15 games before he went on the DL but only in low pressure situations).