Tag: Injury

Mota Out as Speeders Clinch 2020 Berth

(GAME DATE — Sep. 26, 2020) — The Nevada Speeders offered muted celebration as they clinched a wild card playoff berth for the 2020 postseason, as they learned that their #1 ace in the rotation, Al Mota, will miss the rest of the season with a herniated disc.

Motormouth Mota, a 3-time all-star, who twice came close in Sandy Koufax Award voting, suffered the injury in the 8th inning of a gem of a game against division rivals Arizona. Despite the injury, Mota picked up the win, and player of the game honors, after throwing 7.2 innings while allowing just 4 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks, while whiffing 8 batters. Continue reading “Mota Out as Speeders Clinch 2020 Berth”

Dong-kyoon Kim Hurt, Out of Action

(GAME DATE — Aug. 11, 2020) — Injuries are something every team has to deal with. That fact struck home for the Motorheads when after today’s game against the Admirals, the club found out they would be without the services of Dong-kyoon Kim for at least 5 weeks. After the game, his manager said of the incident, “You hate to lose anyone to injury. That’s always a negative.” Kim was injured earlier today running the bases and suffered a sprained ankle.

So far on the season the high-flying Kim is hitting .338 with 18 home runs, 72 RBIs and 93 runs scored. He has 142 hits and played in 113 games. Continue reading “Dong-kyoon Kim Hurt, Out of Action”

Seattle Loses Hugo Prista, Will Miss Season

(GAME DATE — August 9, 2020) — The doctors have spoken and Hugo Prista of the Seattle Salts didn’t like what he heard. The 25-year-old starting pitcher is almost certainly gone for the rest of the year and depending on his progress could miss some of next season as well. Prista sustained his season-ending injury during the New York Dragons game yesterday at The Redoubt. He had to leave the game because he hurt himself while throwing a pitch. Today the Seattle medical staff reported Prista had a torn labrum and would be absent from the lineup for at least 5 months.

So far this year Prista has 2 wins and 2 losses and a 3.33 ERA. Continue reading “Seattle Loses Hugo Prista, Will Miss Season”

Toronto’s Malone Down with Injury

(GAME DATE — August 6, 2020) — “It was a freak thing,” said a dejected Knuckles Malone after injuring himself in a game against New York. The Toronto manager told reporters that he’s expected to miss up to one week with elbow inflammation. The Nomads are expected to announce a roster move in the next day or two.

To date Malone is 16-5 in 24 starts with a 2.44 ERA and has 138 strikeouts in 195.2 innings. Continue reading “Toronto’s Malone Down with Injury”

Season Possibly Over for Sergio Maestas

(GAME DATE — June 19, 2020) — The season is ending on a bad note for Sergio Maestas, reliever for the Dallas Deputies. It was announced today that he will miss the rest of the season because of injury. Maestas was hurt against the Norfolk Sharks while throwing a pitch. He suffered a partially torn labrum and will be out for at least 4-5 months.

Maestas had just closed out the 5th inning with his team behind 1 run to Norfolk, inducing a Mike Ryba ground into a double play with his first and only pitch of the game, a rare 0.2 inning appearance in which he faced just one batter. Continue reading “Season Possibly Over for Sergio Maestas”

Injury Forces Jose Ramirez Out

(GAME DATE — May 13, 2020) — When Jose Ramirez was hurt against the Pittsburgh Iron Pigs, the Montreal Metros were hopeful that the injury was not serious. However, it proved to be more severe than first thought. The 26-year-old left fielder suffered a torn ligament in his thumb colliding with a player at a base in yesterday’s game. Team doctors told BNN today that Ramirez would miss 2-3 months of the season.

Ramirez, a 2017 MVP, is swinging at a .326 pace on the year with 8 home runs, 31 RBIs and 24 runs scored. He has played in 38 games.