The Angels scored twice in the bottom of the 11th inning on Tuesday night’s game against the White Sox to earn a come-from-behind 7-6 victory. The final hit, an Albert Pujols line drive to center field, bounced off of outfielder Leury Garcia‘s face. He has certainly seen better days.
The worst part about it is that Pujols hit the ball deep enough to score the winning run no matter what, so Garcia took it to the face for naught.
Jose Canseco watched that play and said, “Amateur.”
Awful news for the White Sox and reliever Danny Farquhar: the right-hander remains hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage, per a team announcement on Saturday. He’s in stable but critical condition after sustaining a “ruptured aneurysm [that] caused the brain bleed” on Friday.
Farquhar, 31, passed out in the dugout during the sixth inning of Friday’s game against the Astros. He regained consciousness shortly after the incident and was taken to RUSH University Medical Center, where he’s expected to continue treatment with Dr. Demetrius Lopez in the neurological ICU unit.
“It takes your breath away a little bit,” club manager Rick Renteria said following the game. “One of your guys is down there and you have no idea what’s going on. […] When one of your teammates or anybody you know has an episode, even if it’s not a teammate, something is going on, you realize everything else you keep in perspective. Everything has its place. It’s one of our guys, so we are glad he was conscious when he left here.”