In the fourth inning of the game Wednesday night between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Milwaukee Brewers, there was a play at the plate that could have ended Arizona's chance at the postseason. Stephen Drew, attempting to score on a hit by Chris Young, slid into home and badly injured his right ankle. He was out at the plate.â†µ
He had run through third base coach Matt Williams' stop sign and as he slid at the plate, the shinguard of Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy hit Drew's left leg, which then pushed down on his right foot. His foot got caught in the dirt and turned awkwardly.
The broadcast crew announced that it was a fracture and that surgery is likely. When taken off the field, he was unable to put any weight on it as he was carried off. His season will likely be done.â†µ
Luckily the Diamondbacks have options at shortstop. Ryan Roberts and Willie Bloomquist can play there, while Sean Burroughs and Geoff Blum can play third. In AAA Reno is Tony Abreu, who can also play multiple infield positions. But Drew's loss is a big one.â†µ
Hopefully he can make a full recovery. Here is the video of the play. It is not for the faint of heart or those with weak stomachs.â†µâ†µ