Cubs Outfielder Devastated After Foul Ball Hits Young Fan

May 30, 2019

On Wednesday night, a young girl was struck by a foul ball during the Houston Astros' home game against the Chicago Cubs. The batter who hit the foul, Albert Almora Jr., broke down in tears after the play, kneeling on the ground while being comforted by teammate Jason Heyward and manager Joe Maddon. "I just wanted him to understand, 'This is not under your control. There's nothing you could've done about that differently, so please don't blame yourself,'" Maddon said after the game. "It's a real awful moment for a player to go through something like that." Almora Jr., who has two kids of his own, also went over to security guards near where the girl was struck and could be seen embracing and talking to them. "Right now, I'm just praying and I'm speechless,'' Almora Jr. told reporters after the game. "I'm at loss of words. I want to put a net around the whole stadium." According to a Thursday report from Houston NBC affiliate KPRC, the girl was "alert and conscious" when taken to the hospital.