So far injuries have plagued the Astros in that, even when players come off the DL, they are not nearly as effective as they once were. Take for example Scott Feldman and Dexter Fowler. Fowler has since regained his form, but Feldman has tossed two very unsuccessful starts.
The latest Astros player to bite the dust, literally, is top prospect and now hot-hitting right fielder George Springer. After supplying the Astros with one of their two hits and their only run via a solo shot, Springer found himself as the tying run on base in the ninth inning by way of being hit by a pitch. However, Jared Weaver picked the right time to pick off the youngster, and in the process of unsuccessfully scrambling back to the bag, Springer’s right hip flexor gave way.
Obviously Springer said he was okay, but given that he is one of the key pieces to the Astros’ future, they’re more than likely going to take a cautious approach with playing him.
Springer had found a niche hitting in the two-hole for the Astros. In the month of May, he’s hitting .286 with four home runs and 11 RBIs. His defense has been magnificent, and it appeared he had finally found his footing at the professional level.
Hopefully this injury isn’t serious or nagging and he can continue right where he left off. We’ll just have to wait and see.