Saturday, May 28, 2016

Injury - Mike DiMuro Leaves Canada on Foul Ball to Head

Umpire Mike DiMuro left Sunday's Red Sox-Blue Jays game after a foul ball to the facemask in the bottom of the second inning.

With two out and none on, Toronto batter Devon Travis fouled a fastball from Boston pitcher Rick Porcello back and into the center jaw and chin portion of DiMuro's traditional-style facemask, leading to an extended delay and discussion with Toronto training staff before DiMuro departed the matinee.

Umpires Nic Lentz (1B), Brian Gorman (2B), and Carlos Torres (3B) officiated the remainder of the game in a three-person alignment, as Gorman replaced DiMuro behind home plate. Quinn Wolcott, who was originally been scheduled to officiate the game after his plate performance on Friday, had been replaced by Torres, meaning this game ended with the exorbitantly rare circumstance of two Triple-A fill-in umpires on the bases. The nature of Wolcott's absence was not immediately apparent.
Alternate Link: Foul ball rattles DiMruo's cage, knocking #16 out of the Sox-Jays contest (TOR)


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