Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tom Hallion Squarely Struck by Foul, Leaves A's Game

Umpire Tom Hallion took a foul square in the facemask and left Wednesday's Rockies-Athletics game. With two out and none on in the top of the first, Rockies batter Nolan Arenado fouled a first-pitch fastball from A's pitcher Jesse Hahn straight into Hallion's traditional-style Wilson mask. The foul ball, which eluded catcher Stephen Vogt's glove, appeared to strike Hallion in the right temple portion of his facemask.

After being attended to by A's training staff, Hallion exited the game pursuant to MLB umpiring concussion protocol and was replaced by 1B Umpire Alfonso Marquez, who completed the contest alongside 2B Umpire Dan Bellino and 3B Umpire Ryan Blakney.

Video: Fastball fouled back into the upper part of Hallion's mask; Hallion removed from the game (OAK)


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