We obtained a unlucky gamer second out in Oakland.
Earlier than the beginning of Sunday’s matchup vs. the Orioles, A’s starter Jésus Luzardo was positioned on the 10-day IL with a hairline fracture in his pinkie finger. The way it went down, although, is what’s intriguing and unlucky: Luzardo fractured his finger earlier than his begin vs. Baltimore on Saturday whereas enjoying video video games, pitching by the damage in an 8-4 loss.
A’s supervisor Bob Melvin defined that it was an accident, and defined how the incident went down.
“Earlier than the sport he was enjoying a online game and by chance bumped his hand on the desk as he was enjoying the sport,” Melvin stated, by way of ESPN. “He got here in, was somewhat bit sore, coaching employees checked him out. We threw him within the cage earlier than he went on the market, watched him heat up.
“He was comfy pitching, the coaching employees was comfy with him pitching. After the sport, we obtained an X-ray and there was a hairline within the pinkie finger.”
Melvin stated that there is not any timetable for Luzardo’s return. Luzardo gave up six runs (three earned) within the Saturday loss, and the A’s have come again right down to Earth after a 13-game win streak, going simply 3-5 of their previous eight video games.
Luzardo’s damage is the most recent in a sport that’s no stranger to weird accidents: Sammy Sosa injured his again whereas sneezing, Blake Snell injured his toe after a chunk of granite fell on it and Trevor Bauer famously injured his finger whereas making an attempt to repair a drone.
If nothing else, Luzardo could have some firm on the notorious damage record.