Almora went over to the stands to check on the girl, and broke down again, crying in the arms of a security guard. He said when the child feels well enough, he wants to reach out to her.
Astros fans at Minute Maid Park held their breath last night as a foul ball hit by Albert Almora Jr. of the Cubs during the fourth inning hit a young girl in the stands. But this morning there is apparently good news to on the little girl.
According to reports the girl was taken to the hospital as a precaution, but was alert and conscious. She apparently will recover. Fans were shaken in the immediate moments after it happened.
"Everybody was pretty sad," one fan told our TV Partner Channel 2.
Albert Almora Jr. spoke about the incident in a post-game interview "As soon as I hit it, the first person I locked eyes on was her."
A shaken Almora fell to his knees and began crying when he realized what had happened. His teammate and manager came over to console him.
"Just praying. I'm speechless. I'm at loss of words. Being a father, two boys," Almora said.
After several minutes, Almora went back up to the plate.
"I had to try to keep my composure during that at bat, but when that half inning was over, I just couldn't hold it anymore," Almora said.
The ball off of Almora's bat just got over the protective netting by the visitor's dugout, and it is Almora's reaction that has been making national news. He had to be consoled by his teammates, and security personnel at the ballpark. You can see his reaction below.
But again, the most important news is that it seems like the little girl will recover.