Brandon Crawford and Gorkys Hernández collided with each other in the bottom of the 4th inning attempting to field a Clayton Kershaw popup. You can watch the play here:
And here’s a closer look so you can get a better sense of what’s at stake:
To add insult to injury, a run scored and late night buffoon James Corden was compelled to make a joke at his seat:
James Corden and friend enjoying the collision that just happened in front of them. pic.twitter.com/S3YajlvAQg— Ryan Walton (@RyanWaltonSBN) August 14, 2018
It’s important to note that James Corden is more popular and successful than any of us, so my bitterness only comes from my presumption that he made a tension-deflating joke at Brandon Crawford’s expense after witnessing an injury collision right in front of his seat. That said, James Corden slander is encouraged.
But enough about James Corden. Crawford wound up batting in the top of the 5th and was then replaced by Alen Hanson on defense in the bottom of the 5th which could’ve just been a precautionary move. We simply won’t know until after the game or perhaps tomorrow Crawford’s condition, but given the team’s lack of luck with head injuries this season and given how very badly the Giants need these games (at least, that’s what they’ve said publicly), it should be extremely concerning that Crawford left the game at all.
Mac Williamson went back on the 7-day concussion disabled list in the minor leagues because of recurring concussion symptoms. We know that every person reacts differently to them, so let’s hope that 1) Crawford is okay and 2) it’s not a concussion, both for his quality of life and the future of the Giants.
Bochy said Crawford is in concussion protocol. He was pretty shaken up, but is feeling better now. Will be re-evaluated tomorrow.— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) August 14, 2018