Tasked with facing White Sox ace Chris Sale in his major league debut tonight, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa popped out to third base in his first at-bat in the second inning, but he beat out an infield single in the fourth inning for his first major league hit and RBI. Correa was originally ruled out, but the call was overturned after a replay challenge. Check it out below:
Not the most exciting way to get your first hit, but there you go. By the way, that single from Correa snapped Sale’s personal scoreless streak at 22 2/3 innings.
UPDATE: Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Holliday was diagnosed with a right quad strain. He’ll be further evaluated on Tuesday.
9:37 p.m. ET: Troubling development here for the first-place Cardinals, as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that left fielder Matt Holliday left tonight’s game against the Rockies with an apparent injury to his right knee.
Holliday suffered the injury when he stumbled coming in on a ball off the bat of Carlos Gonzalez in the bottom of the second inning. He was on the ground in pain for a couple of minutes before getting on his feet and walking off the field under his own power, but he was moving very gingerly.
The Cardinals have managed to get by without staff ace Adam Wainwright and starting first baseman Matt Adams until this point, but losing Holliday for a significant period of time would present another major challenge. Updates as we hear them.
Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson was drafted No. 1 overall by the Diamondbacks earlier this evening. Vandy was in action today, beating Illinois to earn a return trip to the College World Series, so he was surrounded by his teammates and family at the time. Here’s his reaction:
Great stuff. Swanson’s teammates, right-handers Carson Fulmer and Walker Buehler, were taken later in the first round. Fulmer was selected No. 8 overall by the White Sox while Buehler was picked by the Dodgers at No. 24 overall. A lot to celebrate today.