Yankees: Rougned Odor gets in scary collision at home plate with Astros catcher


In what world does the New York Yankees scoring three runs on a single play result in a dead silent crowd?

That’s what happened on Tuesday night when the Bombers managed to take a three-run lead on the Houston Astros. With the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth, DJ LeMahieu hit a soft grounder to third base, which forced Alex Bregman to charge the ball like a mad man.

He bare-handed it, but made a horrible throw to first. The ball clanked off the wall and bounced into right field. Two runs scored. And then came Rougned Odor trucking it around the bases all the way from first.

He made it home, but at what could be a significant cost.

Odor’s left leg touched home plate but he appeared to hyperextend it as he collided with Astros catcher Martin Maldonado, who took a shot in the head and shoulder. Both were shaken up after the scary moment.

The good news is that Maldonado was able to depart from the game under his own power and Odor, after being carried off the field, was able to put pressure on his knee in the dugout. But as of now, we don’t know the severity.

New York took a commanding 6-3 lead after Odor crossed the plate, but the celebrations came to a screeching halt at Yankee Stadium.

Though Odor hasn’t exactly been lighting up the stat sheet, he’s been coming through in the clutch and helping this largely character-less roster in the dugout and locker room. He’s bringing the energy the team has lacked for a couple years now.


At this point, him suffering an injury that puts him on the shelf for a significant time feels like a loss the Yankees can’t afford right now.

Luke Voit’s currently on the mend and should be returning soon. We don’t really want to be trading one player for another, especially with how well the Yankees are playing at the moment.

Stay tuned for updates on Odor’s status. He was removed from the game for Tyler Wade and will likely be undergoing tests soon.