Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames left their game against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning Friday night after he was hit by a foul ball while sitting in their dugout.
Adames was standing on the top step of the Brewers’ dugout at American Family Field in the second inning with teammates when teammate Brian Anderson hit a foul ball off Giants pitcher Alex Wood. The foul ball drilled Adames in the head and sent him falling back to the bench.
The Brewers’ medical staff helped Adames for several minutes before he left to go back to the clubhouse and eventually to a local hospital to be further evaluated. Brewers manager Craig Counsell said after the game that Adames avoided fractures after being hit and that he was alert and responsive. He will remain in the hospital overnight for more testing and observation.
Adames was replaced by Brice Turang at shortstop. Anderson completed the at-bat with tears in his eyes after hitting the foul ball, per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy. He grounded out to shortstop.
Adames, 27, is in his sixth season in Major League Baseball and second full season with the Brewers. He entered Friday night’s game hitting .205 and has 38 hits and nine home runs and 27 RBI this season.
The Brewers trailed the Giants 3-1 when Adames left the game in the second inning. The Giants later erupted for seven runs in the third to take a 10-1 lead. From there, they cruised to the 15-1 win on 19 hits, which marked their fifth win in seven games.
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