The Pittsburgh Pirates are having a rough Friday night despite being up on the scoreboard. They saw injuries to starting pitcher Jordan Lyles, center fielder Starling Marte and shortstop Erik Gonzalez.
Lyles left with a right hand contusion after a ball hit up the middle caught a piece of his pitching hand.
Marte and Gonzalez left early due to a collision in center field. Marte had to leave on the medical cart, though he was sitting up front and giving a thumbs up to some players as the cart drove by.
Really hoping Erik Gonzalez & Starling Marte are ok. This was nasty. pic.twitter.com/GWzVFnxAa8
— Chase Williams WPXI (@chasepwilliams) April 20, 2019
Obviously it’s too early to know the extent of any injuries, but the Pirates are already down multiple players, with three Major Leagues currently rehabbing in Indianapolis tonight, and Corey Dickerson and Kevin Newman both close to returning to game action. Just as they are about to get some of those players back, they could be losing others. If there are any updates tonight, we will post them here.
UPDATE: If you need more to be concerned about, there’s this from the postgame about Adam Frazier
There will be no update tonight from the #Pirates on Marte and Gonzalez.
Clint Hurdle hinted at, but would not confirm, an issue with Adam Frazier’s health.
I spoke briefly with Kevin Newman, who seemed like he could be ready to come off the IL.
— Alan Saunders (@ASaunders_PGH) April 20, 2019