Friday, July 15, 2016

Injury - Chad Fairchild Leaves After Taking Foul to Arm

Umpire Chad Fairchild was hit in the arm by a foul ball and left Friday's game between the Marlins and Cardinals.

With one out in the bottom of the 1st inning, Cardinals batter Matt Holliday hit a foul ball off a 92 mph fastball from Marlins pitcher Bruce Chen back into Fairchild's right forearm several inches removed from the elbow.

Fairchild left the contest and was replaced behind home plate by Crew Chief & 1B Umpire Jim Joyce alongside 2B Umpire Clint Fagan and 3B Umpire Marin Hudson, as Fagan moved over to handle first-base duties.

Alternate Link: Fairchild leaves the Cards game after a 1st-inning foul ball injury (STL)


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