George Springer never misses an opportunity to go all out at the plate or in the field. Springer once again proved that, as he careened into the right field padded wall head first to make a catch last night.
The Rangers' Adrian Beltre was the plate in the top of the seventh inning, he slashed a Jose Fields' pitch the other way. George Springer raced to track down the laser shot, backpedaling towards the wall at full speed. In a flash, Springer caught the ball and turned to run face-first into the outfield fence. The Astros' young star seemed dazed after the catch and left the game in the eight inning.
After the game, Springer was being evaluated for a concussion and didn't not speak to the media. No word yet if he will need a stent on the disabled list.
Springer won't play tomorrow to be evaluated for concussion no roster move as of now.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) May 6, 2015
Springer to be sent home tonight either way. Won't be on bench. Hinch said diagnosis expected by game time.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) May 6, 2015
There is no question in Springer's effort or the fact that he made a magnificent catch. That said, at what point do the Astros have a similar discussion the Nationals had with Bryce Harper? Prioritizing health over spectral plays that require crashing into the wall.