Sorry for the scary headline, but that’s what happened. After being hit in the leg by a pitch in last night’s Field of Dreams game, Jonathan India was removed in the 4th inning after his leg began to swell. At some point after the game last night he was airlifted to a hospital and spent the night there according to Mark Sheldon of Reds.com. Sheldon further reports that India is ok and is expected to be at Great American Ball Park on Saturday when the team takes on the Cubs. He’s driving home with one of the team trainers.
Now, being at Great American Ball Park on Saturday for the game against the Cubs and being able to play on Saturday are two very different things. If the swelling was bad enough that there were reasons to airlift him to a hospital it seems unlikely he’s going to be able to play two days later, but I guess stranger things have happened. With the 10-day injured list being available it’s certainly possible that the team would go that route and let Jonathan India get some rest on both his leg that was swollen as well as his hamstring that continues to have issues this season.
Elly De La Cruz joins a small group
Last night in Chattanooga Elly De La Cruz hit his 25th home run of the season. He also stole his 35th base of the season. That puts the Cincinnati Reds top prospect in rarefied air in the history of the farm system. He’s got at least 33 games remaining in the season (perhaps more if he is promoted at a given point moving forward) to try and make it to the 30-30 club. Over at RedsMinorLeagues.com we looked a little more into the company that he joined on Thursday night.