Stephen Drew the star shortstop for Arizona has managed to break his right ankle as he slid into the home plate during the bottom of the fourth as they played against Milwaukee yesterday night just a few minutes prior to the center field of the Brewers Carlos Gomez who left with an unfortunately broken collar bone. NFL scores
The manager for Arizona Kirk Gibson had said after he left the Brewers had lost 5-2 that Drew is now out for the whole season and will probably need some surgery. Ron Roenicke the manager for the Brewers said that Gomez could be gone for a few months or may be even more. NFL odds
Gibson who spoke after the game said “We know how important Stephen is but if you have been around the game for a while it happens,” “It is fairly common that you are going to lose star players. You hope it doesn’t happen to you. We now know what the Giants are feeling (with their loss ofBuster Posey). We are in a similar situation and we need to find a way to get through it. Nothing we can do about it. We wish him well, just hope he has a good recovery and he resumes his career next year.”
Drew got injured as he tried to score from the second on Chris Young’s base hit over to the left field. Drew was out of the play and was visibly seen in pain and had signaled for help from the dugout. He was later carried off the field with the helps of a few staff members. Just moments later Gomez got a great catch from Ryan Roberts’ owing to his short fly ball but was then seen immediately grabbing his collar bone which signaled that something had gone wrong. NFL spreads
Speaking of Gomez’s injury Roenicke said “It’s a big loss for us,” “If he doesn’t make that catch, we probably don’t win the game.”
With both Gomez and Stephen drew out of the game for probably a few months the teams are left to fend for themselves without their stars. If anything the replacement they tuck on the plate will not be as good as these stars so other adjustments will have to be made.