Matt Harvey is gonna come back after Tommy John surgery and he’s going to be good and he’s going to make millions because he’s super talented and because Tommy John surgery is far closer to the routine these days than it used to be. That said, his torn UCL diagnosis is sad and Harvey is understandably upset about it.
Thank goodness, then, he has a catcher who understands and hugs him and makes him feel better:
Video of the consoling moment here.
You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.
The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.
Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.