ATLANTA — Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez was taken to a hospital throughout Friday evening’s sport in opposition to Atlanta due to shortness of breath that was exacerbated by the Braves’ in-game fireworks, Houston supervisor Dusty Baker mentioned.
Alvarez departed the sport beneath his personal energy with two outs within the backside of the fifth inning. There was a pause within the motion when Braves rookie Vaughn Grissom fouled a ball off his foot and was being tended to by a coach.
That’s when Alvarez, who’s batting .295 with 31 homers and 77 RBIs, made his break for the Houston dugout.
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“He’s being analyzed by the docs,” Baker mentioned after the Astros’ 6-2 loss. “They mentioned all his vitals are good. He’s feeling regular however he nonetheless has to see our physician. He was simply, he had shortness of breath, after which after they shot the fireworks off, the smoke form of made it worse.
“I’m glad we received him out after we did as a result of I seemed up and he was within the dugout and it was form of a scary second as a result of it might be something, however they mentioned he’s doing positive in the intervening time.”
Baker mentioned nobody within the Astros’ dugout knew Alvarez, an AL All-Star this 12 months and the 2019 Rookie of the Yr, was in any misery.
“We didn’t see something,” Baker mentioned. “I simply seemed up within the dugout and he was there. After that we needed to take it into emergency motion to seek out out what’s fallacious after which the emergency crew came to visit and took him to the hospital.”
Shedding Alvarez, who ranks first in AL on-base proportion and second in homers, slugging proportion, OPS and runs, for any size of time can be a giant blow to Houston. The AL-leading Astros are 77-44 and primed for one more deep postseason run.
They misplaced within the World Sequence final 12 months to Atlanta.
“He’s a giant, massive a part of this staff,” Baker mentioned. “He’s our massive boy within the center, so we’re not fascinated about shedding him. We’re fascinated about getting him again and hopefully he’ll be all proper tomorrow.”