Throughout his first half-inning on protection within the majors, Diamondbacks first baseman Seth Beer lunged to his left for a ball and jammed his physique exhausting into the bottom. He discovered rapidly what he had carried out — he had dislocated his left shoulder — and his first thought after that was about staying within the recreation.
That didn’t occur on Tuesday evening at Dodger Stadium, however the Diamondbacks are hoping, regardless of how dangerous it regarded within the second, that he managed to keep away from a severe damage. Beer’s shoulder was slipped again into place; X-rays didn’t present any injury, supervisor Torey Lovullo mentioned; and Beer was inspired by how he felt.
“It might have been rather a lot worse,” Beer mentioned. “Fortunately, it feels fairly good.”
Years in the past, throughout his days at Clemson, Beer did the identical factor to his shoulder. That point, he slipped it again into place, remained within the recreation and performed the rest of the season with out problem. Within the moments instantly after the damage, he puzzled if he may have the ability to comply with the identical script.
“In fact in that state of affairs, you recognize, getting an opportunity to start out in Dodger Stadium, the primary thought was simply, ‘Put it again in. I’ll be high quality. Don’t fear about it,’” Beer mentioned. “… I began making an attempt to shrug it off and see if I might get it to go in myself with out anyone noticing. I couldn’t get it to go.”
Beer mentioned that when the coaching workers finally helped him put his shoulder again in, it went in “straightforward and easy.” He doesn’t understand how he’ll really feel on Wednesday however he’s hopeful it received’t be too dangerous.
Beer’s dive was uncommon in that somewhat than diving on to his left he was at a slight angle again and towards the right-field foul line. The ball, sharply hit by the Dodgers’ Trea Turner, glanced off Beer’s glove and continued on into proper subject.
“His first inning on the sphere,” Lovullo mentioned. “I hated to see it occur.”
If nothing else, it has been an eventful first week within the majors for the Diamondbacks’ rookie slugger. After connecting for a house run in his first journey to the plate, he exited with an damage on his first play on protection. Via 5 video games, Beer is 4 for 9 with a homer, a double and a stroll.
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