Former College of Maine All-America East shortstop Jeremy Pena suffered a potential concussion on Wednesday afternoon when he collided with left fielder Yordan Alvarez after catching a shallow fly ball in opposition to the New York Mets.
The play occurred after Mets’ Dominic Smith popped a Justin Verlander pitch into left subject.
Pena, who simply got here off the injured checklist on Sunday after being sidelined since June 14 with a thumb harm, was positioned on the suitable aspect of second base in opposition to the left handed-hitter and ranged a good distance into left heart to make an over-the-shoulder catch.
However the hard-charging Alvarez, who was additionally monitoring the ball, bumped into him and the violent collision left each momentarily immobile on the bottom.
Pena, who landed arduous, held on to the ball.
Each gamers had hit the opposite within the face with their gloves in the course of the collision.
The coaching employees got here out and attended to each. There was an eight-minute delay.
Pena, a rookie, bought to his ft first and appeared to concentrate on his environment as he chatted with the employees, coaches and teammates.
Alvarez was extra dazed and was helped to his ft.
Alvarez was finally positioned on a cart and brought off the sphere.
It appeared as if Pena needed to remain within the recreation however he slowly walked off the sphere and was changed by Mauricio Dubon.
Chas McCormick took over for Alvarez in left subject.
The Astros received the sport 2-0.
Pena went 1-for-4 on the plate to increase his hitting streak to 5 video games (6-for-19).
Alvarez went 0-for-3 with a stroll.
Each have been anticipated to endure concussion protocol and fly again to Houston with the group.