Ward hit by sinker at 147.6 km/h, ended up going to IL with a facial fracture

LA Angels outfielder Taylor Ward (30) couldn’t avoid a ‘fracture’ in the end.

The Angels team put Ward on the 10-day injured list (IL) on the 31st (Korean time). The reason is a facial fracture. Ward collapsed after being hit in the face by Alec Manoa’s 91.7 mile (147.6 km/h) sinker in the Toronto Blue Jays away game held the day before.

Major League Baseball (MLB) official website MLB.com said: ‘Ward was hit near his left eye and his helmet fell off his head. Blood flowed from his face and his left eye appeared to be swollen,’ he explained the situation. Right after the ball hit him, Manoa held his head in his hands and felt sorry for him. Ward, who had been lying on the ground for a while, got on a cart and left the field.먹튀검증

Ward’s performance this season is a batting average of 0.253 (90 hits in 356 at-bats), 14 home runs and 47 RBIs. In his last 15 games, he had a batting average of 0.309 (17 hits in 55 at-bats) and an on-base percentage of 0.418. MLB.com said, ‘Ward was one of the hottest hitters on the Angels. Losing Ward could be a blow to the Angels, as fellow outfielder Mike Trout will be out until at least mid-August due to surgery to remove his left shoulder blade,’ he predicted. It is expected that he will need surgery, so it is difficult to estimate the exact time of his return.

He is bad news for the Angels, who are competing for a spot in the postseason. The Angels filled Ward’s vacancy with infielder Kevin Padlow (27). As for Paddle, he is recording a batting average of 0.254 with 8 homers and 31 RBIs in the minor league Triple A this season. He is more of an all-weather resource, with third base being his main position, but being able to defend both first and second base.