Friday, June 19, 2015

Fairchild Sits Out Thurs After Foul to Face on Wed

After after taking a foul ball to the mask in LA, Chad Fairchild did not umpire the ensuing Rangers-Dodgers series finale and was replaced at third base by call-up umpire Chris Segal. During the bottom of the 8th inning of Wednesday night's Rangers victory, Dodgers batter Enrique (Kiké) Hernandez fouled a 97 mph fastball from Rangers pitcher Tanner Scheppers directly into the lower jaw portion of Fairchild's traditional-style Wilson facemask.

After evaluation from Dodgers training staff, Fairchild remained in the contest for the ensuing inning-and-a-half of play. Fairchild's replacement on Thursday Chris Segal joined umpires Marvin Hudson (HP), crew chief Jim Joyce (1B) and Greg Gibson (2B) for the finale, a 1-0 balk-off.

Video: Fairchild takes a shot to the jowl on a 1-1 fastball late in the Texas-LA game (LAD)


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