CHICAGO — The Astros yielded the very first run of Game 4 of the American League Division Series to the White Sox on a solo homer by Gavin Sheets, however Houston likewise lost center fielder Jake Meyers at the same time to left shoulder pain.
Meyers tried to rob Sheets’ 408-foot homer that landed simply over the center-field wall, however he knocked into the wall at full blast with his left shoulder out front. Meyers was down on the field numerous minutes after the play and needed to be assisted up later by Carlos Correa, Michael Brantley, supervisor Dusty Baker and head athletic fitness instructor Jeremiah Randall.
Meyers tried to make some throws away in center field, and Correa was seen speaking to Meyers, perhaps to talk him into coming out of the video game.
“He wanted to stay in the game, but we don’t know anything about his condition yet,” Baker stated throughout an in-game interview. “He said he couldn’t throw. He said whenever he tried to throw 50 percent or higher he felt like [his shoulder] was going to come out. At that point in time, we had to get him out of the game. This young man has meant a lot to our ballclub and he’s a fine young man. We’re hoping he’s OK.”
Meyers, who was striking .375 with 2 RBIs over 3 video games this postseason, was changed in center field by Chas McCormick.