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”

Milwaukee’s Sulis Sidelined for Season

(GAME DATE — July 24, 2020) — Chris Sulis of the Hops just might have to call it quits for the season. The 26-year-old Milwaukee utility infielder received a season-ending injury against the Montreal Metros recently at Metros Ballpark. Sulis suffered a broken kneecap while running the bases. The Hops medical staff said he could be out quite some time, as much as 4 months.

Batting .225 to date, Sulis has 3 home runs and 15 RBIs. Sulis has struggled to make contact at the plate, but shows flashes of power when he connects. Last year, he sent 14 balls over the wall. An aggressive baserunner, he has stolen 20 bases since coming up to the big league in 2017.

Seattle’s Coleman Will Miss Season

(GAME DATE — July 22, 2020) — A blow for Travis Coleman today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 9 months with a torn labrum. Coleman suffered the injury throwing a pitch. Although officials from the Seattle Salts are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Coleman’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

For the season, the right-handed reliever Coleman is 0-2 with 1 save and a 5.40 ERA. He has given up 16 hits in 15 innings with 9 strikeouts. He had been struggling all year and now some analysts believe he was suffering from the injury a lot longer than team officials may have been aware.