Willy Adames left the Brewers’ game against the Giants on Friday after he was hit by a foul ball from teammate Brian Anderson during the bottom of the second inning.
The Brewers shortstop was sitting in the dugout when Anderson hit a line drive that hit Adames on the left side of his head. The 27-year-old immediately walked to the stairs, sat on a bench, leaned on Milwaukee associate pitching coach Walker McKinven before receiving attention from medical officials.
After a brief stoppage in the game so Adames could receive medical attention, he walked to the team’s clubhouse. Sophia Minnaert of Bally Sports Wisconsin laterreported that Adames received a scan and left American Family Field to go to the hospital for further testing and evaluation.
The Giants defeated the Brewers, 15–1, to get their second win in the four-game series. After the loss, Brewers manager Craig Counsell told reporters that Adames did not sustain any fractures.
Craig Counsell says #Brewers Shortstop Willy Adames will remain in the hospital overnight but is alert and responsive: "It’s really scary." pic.twitter.com/ryDVWOFnuE
– Bally Sports Wisconsin (@BallySportWI) May 27, 2023
He also said that Adames remained “alert and responsive the entire time” and that he will remain in the hospital overnight with the expectation that he will be released tomorrow morning. Through 51 games this season, Adames is slashing .289/.384/.673 while registering nine home runs, 27 RBIs and four stolen bases.