The Houston Astros and the New York Mets played on Wednesday afternoon.
Both pitchers combined to throw 15.1 scoreless innings.
There was a fly ball to the aforementioned zone: Pena was running towards the outfield and Alvarez sprinting down, near the infield.
Alvarez took an elbow to the face from Pena and the shortstop was hit by a sprinting 6-foot-5, 225-pound man.
A scary collision in left field between Jeremy Peña and Yordan Álvarez as they tracked down a Dom Smith pop up.
Álvarez was carted off and Peña departed the game. pic.twitter.com/DjNRnFiNI3
— SNY (@SNYtv) June 29, 2022
Pena was the first one to get up, and he did it relatively quickly.
A Nasty Collision
Alvarez, however, stayed down for a few minutes before being carted off the field.
It’s likely that the Astros’ slugger is dealing with a concussion, but that will be confirmed by tests and other studies.
In the end, he ended up shaking it off with a slow walk, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.
“Yordan Alvarez is going to leave the field on a cart, but he stood up and walked onto it,” Rome tweeted.
Yordan Alvarez is going to leave the field on a cart, but he stood up and walked onto it.
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) June 29, 2022
It was an ugly scene: Houston won the game 2-0, but Astros fans are probably holding their breath and hoping Alvarez, their best hitter, is okay.
If he is indeed dealing with a concussion, he will probably be on the shelf for a while.
Losing Alvarez for any extended period of time will hurt a lot.
Before Wednesday’s game, he was hitting .321 with 49 runs, 23 homers, 56 RBI, and a fantastic 1.082 OPS.
He is a legitimate MVP candidate with what he has done so far.
Hopefully, the big guy can be back on the field hitting dingers as soon as possible.