The A’s were able to pull off the sweep on the Astros, who might actually go 1-161 this season, with a win on Sunday, but it didn’t come without two important players suffering injury scares that required X-rays.
Outfielder and homeless-looking person Josh Reddick left the game after a frightening incident in the fifth inning in which he crashed into a wall in foul territory. For now, Reddick, whose wrist was reportedly “heavily wrapped” after the game, is day-to-day with a sprained wrist after X-rays turned up negative. Good news for the A’s and Reddick on an injury that looked like it could have been far worse.
“I was scared,” Reddick said. “I was nervous that something was seriously wrong I lost feeling in the area for quite a while.”
Anderson suffered a left thumb contusion when he tried fielding a line drive with his bare hand in the second inning. It obviously didn’t end well. He remained in the game, though, and picked up the W, finishing with 10 strikeouts, two walks, two unearned runs and five hits in six innings. X-rays after the game also came back negative. Here’s Anderson providing some fun imagery:
“It doesn’t feel great, but I have a couple other places on my body that don’t feel really good either — my head and my wrist,” Anderson said. “It’s a little tender, swollen and bloody and gnarly looking, it’s like gray, which is a weird color.”
Here are his thoughts on his fielding prowess:
They should just give me the Gold Glove now…
— Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson49) April 7, 2013