Todd Frazier: Jake Arrieta went ‘a little overboard’ with dented skull threat Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy suffered a concussion and a broken nose in a scary collision at home plate Sunday with the Astros’ Jake Marisnick.Lucroy confirmed his injuries to ESPN via a text message Monday in which he said otherwise was doing well and expected to be released from the hospital sometime later Monday. Marisnick himself called it “a bad play for me.””First and foremost I hope he’s OK,” Marisnick said. “That was a bad play for me. … It’s terrible. I wish him the best. I hope he’s OK.”Jake Marisnick (@JSMarisnick) very concerned about @Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy (@JLucroy20) who had to go to the hospital after their collision: “First and foremost I hope he’s okay. That was a bad play for me..It’s terrible. I wish him the best. I hope he’s okay.” pic.twitter.com/YsT1jPBmXa— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 7, 2019The 33-year-old Lucroy, who signed a one-year deal in the offseason with the Angels, is slashing .233/.304/.349 with seven home runs this season. Marisnick was trying to score on a fly ball in the eighth inning, and the throw to home plate took Lucroy up the third-base line, where he collided head-to-head with Marisnick.Lucroy went down on his back and was motionless as Marisnick immediately went to check on him. Related News Pirates’ Francisco Cervelli done with catching after latest concussion: ‘I can’t live like this’ Geez Jonathan Lucroy got lit up. Runner called out at the plate, Lucroy taken off on a cart.#LA #angels #laangels pic.twitter.com/ckKu4NrN41— Markus Ingram (@MTIngram) July 7, 2019Lucroy left the game on a cart. The Angels released an update about an hour later saying he was en route to the hospital for a CT scan.MEDICAL UPDATE: Jonathan Lucroy was removed from today’s game after a collision at home plate. He is on his way to a local hospital for a CT scan and will be evaluated for a possible concussion and nose fracture.— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) July 7, 2019Marisnick was called out, which was upheld upon review. The Astros went on to win in 10 innings, 11-10.After the game, Angels manager Brad Ausmus said he wants MLB to consider suspending Marisnick for the head-on collision, which was outlawed by MLB in 2014.”It certainly didn’t look like a clean play,” Ausmus told reporters (via the Southern California News Group). “It looked like Marisnick took a step to the left and bowled him with his arm up. … MLB should probably take a look at it and consider some type of suspension, quite frankly.”
The Nelson Leafs continued a late-season surge, getting an overtime marker on the power play in the fourth extra period from team captain Sawyer Hunt to edge the Castlegar Rebels 3-2 in Game one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final Thursday in the Sunflower City.
TIAGO PEREIRA, GENEROSIDADE, WINNER: “I was so excited because this is only my second graded win in North America. Generosidade was so good today. We sat behind, we let the pace go and the last three-eighths, I was able to get outside and get up to win it. I thank Paulo, the owners, the horse, everyone that has helped me.“Paulo told me to relax the first part of the race the other times I rode her because she liked to do that when she ran in Brazil. But, in the three races here, they were not so good, maybe she didn’t love the track. Her last work was good and today she was too good for them.” -30- TYLER BAZE, QUICK CASABLANCA, SECOND: “I tried to thread the needle and a horse stopped in front of me. The horse is on the top of his game right now. He’s doing awesome. I can’t wait for the next one.” PAULO LOBO, GENEROSIDADE, WINNER: “She’s a marathon horse. She loves the distance and we were looking for a mile and a half. She had her race (in the Astra Jan. 17) and we pointed for this race. I think the rain helped me because she’s seven years old, she has issues, little problems, and the softer ground helped her.“Tiago knows her very well. This is the fourth time he’s ridden her. She’s an easy filly that comes from behind. She ran huge today.“The owner is from Brazil but he breeds in Europe and races there also. He has a huge farm in Sao Paulo. We’ll decide whether or not to breed her this week.” TRAINER QUOTES RAFAEL BEJARANO, BIG JOHN B, SEVENTH AS FAVORITE: “If we have an excuse, it’s that my horse would prefer a firmer turf. The grass is really soft and my horse, he likes it better when it’s firm.” NOTES: The winning owner is Haras Phillipson, Inc., of Sao Paulo, Brazil. JOCKEY QUOTES