Astros’ Hall leaves game with ankle sprain

Astros second baseman Bill Hall likely will likely miss several

games after spraining his right ankle in Houston’s 4-3 win over the

New York Mets.

”We want that thing to be healed,” manager Brad Mills said.

”He hit the sign down there and kind of twisted it, and we want to

make sure it’s 100 percent.”

Hall was injured when he slammed into the wall behind first base

making a running catch of Willie Harris’ foul pop in the second

inning. Hall remained curled over the wall for a brief time and was

attended to by an Astros trainer but stayed in the game until the

fourth inning.

”Unfortunately, I hit some unmoveable objects – a pole I

stepped on and kinda jammed my foot down on the ground,” he said.

”As I had gone on, it started to get tighter.”

He struck out in the third inning and played the field in the

bottom half.

Matt Downs replaced him in the bottom of the fourth.