Yordan Álvarez, Jeremy Peña leave Mets game, evaluated for concussions after collision


(SportsRadio 610) - Two of the Astros best young players, left fielder/designated hitter Yordan Álvarez and shortstop Jeremy Peña, were removed from Wednesday's game against the New York Mets after colliding to make a play on a fly ball.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Dominic Smith popped on up to shallow left-center field. Álvarez, playing in left field, and Peña both converged on the ball but their communication failed as they collided trying to make the catch.

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Álvarez was able to stand on his own power, but a cart was still brought onto the field because of how long he stayed down after the initial contact. He even appeared to lobby to stay in the game, but the Astros clearly did not want to risk further injury. He was replaced in left field by Chas McCormick.

Peña was replaced at shortstop by Mauricio Dubon. Both Álvarez and Peña were evaluated for concussions after the game.

The Astros and Mets had a pitching duel going through scoreless innings. Justin Verlander gave up just two hits, one walk and struck out six over eight innings of work.

Astros catcher Jason Castro hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to crack the scoreboard. The Astros won 2-0, going 4-2 over the six-game New York road trip against the Mets and Yankees.

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