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

03:00  18 july  2017
03:00  18 july  2017 Source:   Sporting News

Donaldson brings up home run milestone in Toronto victory

  Donaldson brings up home run milestone in Toronto victory Josh Donaldson hit the 150th home run of his MLB career to help the Toronto Blue Jays to a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros. Donaldson slugged a three-run shot and Troy Tulowitzki also launched a three-run homer, with Justin Smoak adding an RBI double in the victory.Rookie Clint Frazier hit a walk-off three-run homer to earn the New York Yankees a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.Jonathan Schoop launched his 18th home run of the season and Mark Trumbo his 14th to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Twins.

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.

Dominic Leone saves the day, secures series split in big Blue Jays win over Red Sox .
Reliever Dominic Leone came into a tough situation facing Dustin Pedroia on Thursday. But he got the big out and helped the Blue Jays to a much-needed win.At the plate: Dustin Pedroia, in the midst of a nine-game hitting streak, already recorded a single in the first. Leone knew well what he was up against. Pedroia had knocked him for three hits in four at-bats this season.

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