The Astros will have to finish Wednesday’s game without star Yordan Álvarez and SS Jeremy Peña following a scary collision in the outfield. Both called for the ball after Mets 1B Dominic Smith popped one out to left field, though neither ceded course and both took a nasty hit. Both were slow to get up, and as a precaution, Alvarez was carted off.
A scary collision in left field between Jeremy Peña and Yordan Álvarez as they tracked down a Dom Smith pop up.— SNY (@SNYtv) June 29, 2022
Álvarez was carted off and Peña departed the game. pic.twitter.com/DjNRnFiNI3
It’s more injury news that the Astros won’t want to deal with, as they were already short on help in the outfield with LF Michael Brantley on the 10-day IL. He exited Tuesday’s game with a right shoulder injury, and now it’s likely that they’ll be without Alvarez considering the impact he took. Chas McCormick is the next man up in left field, who’s batted .215 with a .290 OBP this season in 158 plate appearances.