CBS Houston – Houston Astros center fielder Carlos Gomez left Wednesday’s game with the New York Yankees in the top of the third inning, with a right hamstring strain.
In the bottom of the second inning with two on and one out Gomez drove in Preston Tucker to give the Astros the 1-0 lead.
Gomez would steal second base before the inning ended with a George Springer strikeout.
At the top of the third inning, the Astros replaced Gomez in the field with Jake Marisnick.
“It was somewhere in between the take-off and the landing,” A.J. Hinch said explaining how Gomez hurt himself while stealing second base.
“It’s a right hamstring strain, you know how these goes, it’s a little higher into the belly of the hamstring,” Hinch said.
Just 24 hours earlier, infielder, Luis Valbuena left the game with what was later learned to be a hamstring strain as well.
Gomez after the game shared that he has had this type of injury before and he does not feel it is as bad as last time he hurt his hamstring.
“It’s a mild strain,” Carlos Gomez said, “we have the advantage that tomorrow is a day off and we have a night game (with the Detriot Tigers on Friday), I think it’s day to day.”
Gomez said the last time he had this injury he was put on the DL, but he does not feel it is necessary this time around. On Thursday he and the Astros should know more.
Gomez on the year is batting .216 with and has 12 stolen bases.
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