We are living in a simulated version of hell. Just a few minutes after Lourdes Gurriel tied the American League record for most consecutive multi-hit games, the exciting rookie left the game with an apparent injury.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. ties the AL record with his 11th-straight multi hit game! pic.twitter.com/lagoW0if6h
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 29, 2018
Gurriel had a single in the first inning and then drove in a run with another single in the eighth inning. The Jays rallied for five in the ninth inning, capped off by a Gurriel single that drove in Luke Maile from second base. Gurriel tried to stretch the single into a double and fell awkwardly as he tried to dodge the tag.
This timing obviously couldn’t be worse. It’s one thing to have a player go down with a freak injury like this, but it’s another when they’re in the midst of a legendary streak like the one Gurriel is having right now. Hopefully it isn’t serious.
Another thing to note here: When Gurriel left the game, Brandon Drury switched to second and Russell Martin came in at third while Devon Travis, the logical replacement, stayed on the bench. I have no idea what that means, but it’s something to monitor.
UPDATE: Apparently Travis wasn’t available because of a sore back. Moving along.
This doesn’t sound good.
Gurriel just limped onto a cart just outside the clubhouse with a small wrap on his knee.
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) July 29, 2018
This doesn’t sound as bad!
Blue Jays infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is walking with a limp but under his own power. No wrap or brace on his injured left leg. He was in good spirits when speaking with teammates after having X-rays.
— Arden Zwelling (@ArdenZwelling) July 29, 2018