NEW YORK — For the second straight evening, a New York Yankees win over their rival Boston Pink Sox was tarnished by in-game accidents.
This time, infielders Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela gave the Bronx Bombers a scare when each left Sunday’s recreation resulting from accidents. For the time being, the replace on Urshela is promising, whereas uncertainty looms over Torres’ standing.
In line with Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone, Torres left Yankee Stadium late within the Bronx Bombers’ 7-Four win and was taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital, the place he underwent assessments associated to a core situation. Boone declined to say how the damage occurred or present any additional particulars associated to it. He wished to attend till the outcomes of the testing got here again.
Torres’ father tweeted late Sunday evening that his son was being discharged and deliberate to journey with the Yankees for his or her street collection opener towards the Orioles.
“After the scare tonight, GT is leaving the hospital and every part is ok,” the tweet said in Spanish. “The bus waits for him, they usually go straight to Baltimore.”
ESPN’s Buster Olney famous following Torres’ first-inning groundout to 3rd base that he gave the impression to be in some discomfort whereas working down the first-base line. Torres stayed within the recreation till he was changed within the eighth inning by DJ LeMahieu.
“GT’s robust,” Yankees proper fielder Aaron Choose mentioned. “Hope he exhibits up for Baltimore. He likes to hit at Camden Yards, so it might be good to have him, for certain.”
In 13 profession video games in Baltimore, Torres is batting .432 with eight homers and 14 RBIs. Seven of these eight have are available journeys to the Inside Harbor this yr. The precise explanation for Urshela’s accidents was plainly seen to the practically 47,300 current on Sunday within the Bronx and the numerous extra watching the nationally televised recreation elsewhere.
Within the sixth inning, with no runners on and two out, Urshela was embroiled in a tough at-bat with Pink Sox reliever Ryan Weber when he fouled two pitches off one leg every. First, he blasted an 89.9 mph sinker right into a spot simply above his proper knee. Two pitches later, he despatched one other 89.9 mph sinker into his left shin.
After the primary foul ball, Urshela hobbled round behind residence plate, bending on the waist to assemble himself as Boone and a coach got here to guage him. Urshela stayed within the recreation, solely to immediately hit the bottom when he despatched the second ball off his left leg.
“He goes down, and also you’re similar to, ‘Man,'” Boone mentioned.
Ultimately, Urshela was helped to his ft after Boone and head athletic coach Steve Donohue got here out to see him. As he gathered himself to step again within the batter’s field, the sold-out crowd started chanting, “Gio! Gio!”
“I used to be going up and down the dugout saying he’ll hit a house run proper right here,” Choose mentioned.
He did not. Urshela chopped the following pitch he noticed again to Weber, who threw out the gingerly working Urshela at first base to finish the inning. Boone got here out another time to examine on his third baseman and left him within the recreation.
Two and a half innings later, Urshela needed to depart.
“Because the inning wore on and into the following inning, it appeared prefer it was stiffening up on him,” Boone mentioned, “so it was at that time, it was time to take him out.”
X-rays had been unfavourable on each of Urshela’s legs. He iced each and acquired them wrapped across the areas the place he was struck. The wraps had been so closely constructed that as he ready himself to talk with reporters following the sport, Urshela had hassle placing on his pants round his proper leg.
Kind of pissed off after making an attempt to slide into the pant leg, he beckoned the reporters over and requested them to talk to him whereas he stood half-wearing his pants. As soon as the temporary session was over, he sat down and was capable of wiggle into the opposite pant leg.
“Really feel higher than I did throughout the recreation,” Urshela mentioned. “Somewhat swollen.”
For now, he mentioned, he plans to be within the lineup on Monday in Baltimore.
Sunday’s accidents got here the day after the Yankees misplaced Edwin Encarnacion (hairline fracture in his proper wrist) and Aaron Hicks (proper flexor pressure) to the injured record. Each could possibly be out a big period of time, however the Yankees are hopeful that they are going to return with a number of weeks of the season remaining.
They had been the newest to go on the Yankees’ exhaustive 16-man injured record.
“This entire staff’s robust. Everybody’s robust,” Choose mentioned. “We all know what we have been by means of. In order that’s why it motivates a variety of us. We all know how arduous all people’s working and the way beat up all people is, and we have got to remain in there and hold preventing.
“We nonetheless have a variety of season left to play and a variety of baseball to play in October. We’re simply going to maintain shifting alongside, and the following man goes to step up and hold doing his job. That is the best factor about this staff is nobody’s making an attempt to take the load on themselves. Everybody’s making an attempt to go the baton and ensure of their duties. I will do my job, and the man behind me goes to do his job.”
In whole, 25 Yankees have frolicked on the IL this season. Torres is the lone member of New York’s Opening Day beginning lineup to have prevented the IL this yr.
“It has been loopy right here in that method, with the quantity of issues which have occurred to guys bodily, however it’s additionally been one thing that is been an actual rallying cry for us,” Boone mentioned. “And it isn’t simply introduced a degree of bodily toughness to the room, however it’s compelled guys to be mentally robust as nicely, and it is a part of the starvation that exists with these guys. They’ve the mindset that nothing’s going to get in our method and nothing’s going to cease us. All of them sort of pull for one another and know that the following man goes to do the job.”