Injury Bug Strikes DMV Bros | Black Jack Flaherty, Stone Garrett Sidelined

Injury Bug Strikes DMV Bros | Black Jack Flaherty, Stone Garrett Sidelined

The DMV’s MLBbros took a couple of hits to contributing starters on both sides of the Baltimore Washington Parkway Wednesday night.

After Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Jack Flaherty was scratched from his scheduled start against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Washington Nationals appear to have lost right fielder Stone Garrett after apparently breaking his ankle against the New York Yankees.

 

 

Broken Ankle For Stone Garrett? 

Garrett was tracking a fly ball into right field that was ripped by DJ LeMahieu’s leadoff home run in the seventh inning.  While tracking the ball Garrett made a leaping attempt in the bottom of the seventh to keep the ball in the park.  However, Garrett crashed hard into the right field wall and jammed his left leg sending him to the warning track in excruciating pain.

“You never want to see anybody get hurt,” Nationals Davey Martinez said after Washington’s 9-1 loss to the Associated Press. “When he went down like that my heart dropped. He was out there wincing. He’s pretty hurt. Hopefully he’s ok.”

Garrett fell on his back and laid on the warning track with tears flowing for approximately six minutes in front of the stunned silence that was the Yankee Stadium crowd.

 

 

The athletic training staffs from both teams collaborated to attach an air cast and Washington teammates gathered on the warning track below where they appeared to be distraught while Garrett was helped to his feet and moved to a cart before leaving the field.

 

“His at-bats have been good but he’s been playing defense really well,” Nationals manager Davey Martinez said after a day where he received a contract according to the Associated Press. “It stinks for us because he is one of our everyday players out there who is having a really good year”.

 

Garrett was hitting .269 with nine home runs and 40 RBIs in 89 games for Washington before the injury.

Black Jack Flaherty Sidelined 

Earlier on Wednesday in Baltimore Jack Flaherty pulled himself from his scheduled start against the Toronto Blue Jays saying that his arm hadn’t recovered from his last start.

Flaherty was supposed to make his fourth start with the Orioles. He had previously allowed 10 runs over eight innings since his one-run debut in Toronto.

Baltimore is currently using a six-man rotation but even with the extra day of rest Flaherty told the pregame reporters that he was dealing with “general soreness” and his body didn’t recover from his last outing.  The Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-0.