There is no “good” injury situation, so don’t get me wrong when I say that two players colliding just seems like the worst of all possible injury scares. Not only is it doubly bad because there are two players on the same team involved, but it’s usually a situation where two big and strong athletes are running into each other without being able to see the other one coming. It can be bad.
Tennessee Smokies outfielder Alexander Canario made an incredible, highlight-worthy catch just now, but it got scary in the process:
Like Todd says in his longer video share of the catch, you just hope everyone is OK:
As you can see, Canario went low to make the sliding catch as Perlaza went over top of Canario. Incredible catch by Canario, who appeared uncomfortable as he got up, though not necessarily “injured.” Perlaza, by contrast, seemed to get the worst of it, struggling to get up.
The good news is that Perlaza took his next at bat in the bottom of the frame, but the bad news is that he was immediately replaced on the bases. Hopefully it was just a situation where, after some time after the impact and then running out the single, he and the coaching staff realized it would be better to rest. Perlaza, 23, had a tough first month at Double-A, but has hit .281/.373/.502/130 wRC+ since then. He gets overshadowed because the Cubs are so loaded in outfield prospects right now, but the bat has been legit.
Meanwhile, you also hope Canario is all right. He seemed fine after walking it off a bit, but we know how it can be when the adrenaline wears off. Fingers crossed for all involved, and then we can just enjoy a stellar catch.