Saturday, August 19, 2017

Injury Scout - Hallion Exits After Foul to Face Mask

A foul ball off the facemask in Baltimore forced plate umpire Tom Hallion's early exit Saturday night.

Home plate umpire Tom Hallion left his game.
With one out and none on in the top of the 2nd inning of the Angels-Orioles game, Angels batter Martin Maldonado fouled a 96-mph fastball from Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman back onto the top of Hallion's traditional-style facemask, the ball subsequently caroming out of play.

Hallion was replaced behind the plate by 2B Umpire Vic Carapazza as crewmates Chad Whitson (1B) and Mark Ripperger (3B) remained on the lines. Carapazza also took over as acting crew chief in Hallion's absence.

Relevant Injury History: Hallion most recently left a game due to a foul ball to the mask on July 1, 2015 and later took another ball to the mask (this time a direct shot on a 91-mph fastball) on August 14, 2015, although Hallion was able to remain in that game.

Last Game: August 19 | Return to Play: August 28 | Total Time Absent: 8 Days | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Hallion leaves after a foul ball off the face mask early at Camden Yards (BAL)


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