MLB: Brewers’ Willy Adames taken to hospital after being hit by foul ball in Milwaukee dugout

Willy Adames was hospitalized after being hit in the head by a foul ball during the Brewers’ game against the Giants, but is “alert and responsive” and is expected to be released on Saturday morning.

  • Brian Anderson was at bat late in the second when his ball hit Adames
  • Adames should now be on Milwaukee (IL) concussion list
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Brewers shortstop Willy Adames left Friday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants after being hit by a foul ball from teammate Brian Anderson while watching from the dugout.

Anderson was at bat late in the second inning when he hit a line drive that hit Adames.

The game was stopped for a few minutes to allow Milwaukee’s coaching staff to monitor Adames as he sat on the bench. Anderson looked concerned as he waited near the batter’s box.

Adames finally got out of the dugout and headed for the clubhouse. The Brewers said he was taken for a CT scan and left the stadium to undergo further testing and evaluation.

Brice Turang replaced Adames at shortstop in the top of the third.

The 27-year-old tried to cover his head with his hands when the foul ball hit him

Brewers shortstop Willy Adames was hit in the head with a freak injury against the Giants on Friday

Dazed and confused, Adames was examined by Brewers doctors before leaving the field

Dazed and confused, Adames was examined by Brewers doctors before leaving the field

‘He was taken to hospital. He was alert and responsive all the time,’ manager Craig Counsell said of Adames in his postgame comments after Milwaukee suffered their second-biggest loss of the season, 15-1.

‘No fractures. They will keep him in hospital tonight, just for monitoring purposes and we expect him to be released tomorrow morning.

Asked if Adames emerging from the freak incident relatively unscathed was the ‘best result’ for the team, Counsell replied: ‘Yes, he was alert and responsive when he left and we also received support. good news at the hospital. So obviously he’s in pain, but I think overall…not bad news considering how scary it was.

The attorney added that he “heard” the ball hit “someone” as soon as the ball flew into the Brewers’ dugout.

“I didn’t know who it affected but I knew it affected someone. Willy didn’t really react much at first. He just went ahead and sat down. And then what happened.

“It was really scary.”

Adames reacts after his solo home run against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jalen Beeks on May 21

Adames reacts after his solo home run against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jalen Beeks on May 21

The Brewers are now expected to place Adames on the team’s concussion (CI) list for at least the next week, according to reports.

“Willy is the catalyst for this team,” Brewers infielder Mike Brosseau said. “What he brings to this team, what he means to this team, to see him go down like this and no one knowing the seriousness of the situation is pretty scary, pretty scary.”

Adames’ injury seemed to rattle the Brewers, who made two errors and allowed seven runs in the top of the third inning as the Giants extended their lead from 3-1 to 10-1.

The Giants outscored the Brewers 20-1 in the first two meetings of this four-game series. brian Haniger went 3 of 5 with a two-run homer and a two-point double. Patrick Bailey went 4 out of 5 with three RBI. JD Davis went 3 of 6 with three runs and three RBIs, including a two-run homer.

Brett Wisely hit a three-run homer and went 2-for-5. Mike Yastrzemski was 3-for-5 and scored two runs. Michael Conforto scored three points.

Friday’s victory was the ninth in 11 games for San Francisco (26-25). The Giants are now above .500 for the first time this season.

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