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George Springer had about the worst three seconds a player could have last night

May 22, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

George Springer

I’m sure the future for Astros’ outfielder George Springer is bright. He’s quite a prospect with lots of talent and could very well be part of a group of young players who return the club to respectability.

But his ninth inning in the Astros-Angels game last night was pretty pathetic.

Top of the ninth inning, Angels up by one, Springer on first. In that situation it’s key to get into scoring position, of course, but you can’t get picked off. Your potential run is too important.  Welp, Springer got picked off.

And got kicked in the face by Albert Pujols.

And strained his hip flexor on the play too, which will probably land him on the DL. You can watch the whole play here.

There will be better days, George. There can’t not be.

  1. vallewho - May 22, 2014 at 9:01 AM


  2. Francisco (FC) - May 22, 2014 at 9:23 AM


    • apkyletexas - May 22, 2014 at 12:14 PM

      I think the 3 seconds it took for Alex Guerrero to get his ear chowed off by Olivo was probably a little worse.

  3. hk62 - May 22, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    He might miss the opener in Seattle tonight but DL isn’t going to happen. Springer said last night that Bo told him its his call on Thursday – but thing is now we have to worry about that hip for the next 10 years.

    • someguyinva - May 22, 2014 at 10:02 AM

      (Accidentally hit the report comment button; sorry bout that.)

      Bo told Springer that it’s his call whether or not he plays? That sounds an awful lot like the way Davey Johnson used to do things when Bo worked for him, and that had, um, mixed results shall we say…

  4. sportsdrenched - May 22, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    After his start in the majors, he could probably use a few days away from regular playing time.

    • jeffa43 - May 22, 2014 at 11:19 AM

      Since moving to the 2 hole 2 weeks ago, he has a 430 OBA, and that leads all 2 hitters in mlb over that time.
      He sparked the Astros recent hot streak..

      He has a hell of a game until that play…

      Oh, but your comment was made on your personal knowledge of the players stats …

      So please explain yourself … Cecil Cooper?

      • yahmule - May 22, 2014 at 11:28 AM

        Some people rely more on bloggers than boxscores for their baseball information. AKA the blind reading the blind.

      • sportsfan18 - May 23, 2014 at 8:53 AM

        you’re assuming that ALL bloggers are the same… and that isn’t true…

        and no, I’m not a blogger of any kind…

        there are good and in everything… teachers, cops, bloggers etc…

  5. infieldhit - May 22, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    On the way to the trainer’s room, Springer bumped his head on the doorway, burned his hand on a stove, and rubbed up against wet paint.

    • yahmule - May 22, 2014 at 1:27 PM

      On the Astros, this doesn’t necessarily disqualify you from player of the game honors.

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