Sport Home plate umpire hit in the head by Josh Donaldson's bat

03:00  18 july  2017
03:00  18 july  2017 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Tonight’s Blue Jays-Red Sox game started with a frightening first inning for home - plate umpire Chris Segal, who was hit in the head by Josh Donaldson ’ s bat when the third baseman lost his grip.

Home plate umpire Dale Scott is attended to on the field in the eighth inning after he was hit by a foul tip Before the game, Toronto put slugging third baseman Josh Donaldson on the 10-day CLOSE CALL. On a broken- bat hit by Toronto' s Kendrys Morales in the second, the jagged barrel sailed

Home plate umpires wear all sorts of protection — face mask, chest pad, shin guards, etc.

But the top of the head is rarely protected and that's exactly where MLB umpire Chris Segal was hit by a bat on Monday.

After Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson swung at and missed the first pitch he saw from Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez pitch in the first inning, the bat slipped from Donaldson's hand and hit Segal in the head. Segal dropped to the turf at Fenway Park.

Chris Segal © (Getty Images) Chris Segal

Segal was checked out my medical personnel and was eventually laughing off the incident and remained behind the plate. Donaldson struck out on a foul tip, but the Blue Jays did grab an early 2-0 lead on a two-run double by Kendrys Morales.

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