There is no excuse for this play and especially as late of a slide as it was! What probably was no more than a force play at second base ended in a Alcides Escobar knee sprain in the 7th inning of a 4-4 tie between the KC Royals and Oakland A’s. Brett Lawrie slid into second high spikes and all as if he was trying to breakup a double play. Take a look.
Benches cleared and some exchanged words went on between both teams but that was it. Alcides Escobar is the most durable player on the team playing all 162 games last season. Escobar left the game in the 7th inning on his own; but probably will miss some games. Could there be retaliation in tomorrow’s game. Royals’ flamethrower Yordano Ventura is on the mound!
-LeRoy McConnell III
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