There was an ugly scene in the Houston Astros – New York Mets game on Wednesday.
It was hard to watch, and Astros fans were scared to death for the health of two of their most valuable players.
As a result of the play, both men aren’t available to play until further notice.
Yordan Alvarez and Jeremy Peña are still in concussion protocols, team says. They aren’t available to media.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) June 30, 2022
“Yordan Alvarez and Jeremy Peña are still in concussion protocols, team says. They aren’t available to media,” Astros reporter Brian McTaggart tweeted.
Until they clear the concussion protocol, their ability to play will not be a priority.
They Won’t Play Again Until They Clear The Concussion Protocol
The most important thing is that both feel okay after such a rough hit.
Hopefully, they feel good in a day or two and they don’t have to endure concussion-like symptoms for long.
Alvarez has been one of the most valuable players in the American League this year despite not adding too much defensive value.
He is slashing .316/.412/.658 with 23 home runs, 49 runs scored, and 56 RBI: projected over a full season, those look very, very nice.
Pena, on the other hand, is a Rookie of the Year candidate if he doesn’t miss too many games with his potential concussion.
He is hitting .275/.327/.461 with nine homers, 30 runs, 27 RBI, and six stolen bases, not to mention some excellent defense at shortstop.
He has been a worthy replacement to Carlos Correa, who departed via free agency to the Minnesota Twins.
Losing both for an extended period of time would hurt the Astros in ways we can’t even imagine.
Hopefully, that won’t be the case, though.