The Houston Astros appear to be primed for a historic season. One of the few things that can derail the Astros season at this point is a major injury to one or two of their key players.
Carlos Correa put an injury scare into the Astros faithful on Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves.
In the fourth inning, Brian McCann grounded out to Matt Adams at first base. Adams had to flip the ball to the pitcher Luke Jackson for the out, Jackson had to snowcone the ball in his glove.
While Adams and Jackson talked about the play, Correa attempted to catch the Braves napping and score. But Jackson woke up in time to throw out Correa at home.
Correa slide head first, smashing his hand into catcher’s Tyler Flowers’ gear. Watch the play here:
Correa exit the game after the inning, Marwin Gonzalez moved to shortstop and Nori Aoki played left.
Houston Chronicle writer Jake Kaplan updated the situation during the game, Correa’s injury was to his left thumb and x-rays were negative:
The Astros say Carlos Correa left the game with left thumb discomfort. They list his status as day to day.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) July 5, 2017
From the Astros: X-rays on Correa's left thumb came back negative.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) July 5, 2017
Correa is hoping to play in Wednesday's game:
Correa said his thumb's "a little sore. Nothing crazy.” He said he hopes to play tomorrow.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) July 5, 2017