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Houston Astros center fielder Jake Meyers tried robbing Gavin Sheets of a homer, but he crashed into the wall and had to leave Game 4.
In the bottom of the second inning of Game 4 between the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox, center fielder Jake Meyers gave it his all trying to keep the contest scoreless. Gavin Sheets took Lance McCullers Jr. for a ride, and Meyers nearly robbed him of a dinger.
Unfortunately for Houston, Meyers crashed hard into the center field wall and immediately yelled out in pain. He was on the ground for a while and did his best to try and shake things off. However, Meyers was pulled from the action and Chas McCormick has taken his place.
Jake Meyers was removed from Game 4 after a scary crash at the wall
Meyers nearly was able to come away with an incredible catch, but the ball had other ideas. Guaranteed Rate Field exploded in celebration, but the Houston dugout was beyond concerned after Meyers couldn’t get back on his feet.
As you can see in the video above, Meyers really was in a ton of pain. That’s easy to understand since he made such hard contact with the wall. The fact that he was able to get up on his feet and then try and throw the ball to see if he could overcome the pain was outstanding to see.
With that said, it was clear that Meyers was in some major discomfort and keeping him in the action would have risked further injury. He was able to walk off the field under his own power. At this time, the severity of his injury is up in the air. With a win on Tuesday, Houston would move on to face Boston in the ALCS. We should know more about Meyers’ status shortly.