Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Injury Scout - Fairchild Hurt in Miami

Chad Fairchild exited Tuesday's Dodgers-Marlins game in Miami following a foul ball off the mask.

With two out and the bases loaded in the top of the 9th inning, Dodgers batter Russell Martin fouled a 95-mph 2-1 fastball from Marlins pitcher Bryan Holaday into the lower-center portion of Fairchild's facemask, knocking his mask off.

2B Umpire Nic Lentz moved behind the plate for the remainder of the contest, with 1B Umpire Mike Estabrook and 3B Umpire/Acting Crew Chief Bruce Dreckman remaining on the lines.

Relevant Injury History: Fairchild has previous encountered head trauma.

On June 18, 2015, Fairchild remained in that evening's Rangers-Dodgers game after a 97-mph fastball resulted in a foul ball off his mask-covered jaw. He did not appear in the series finale a day later.
Related PostFairchild Sits Out Thurs After Foul to Face on Wed (6/19/15).

Last Game: August 13 | Return to Play: August 22 | Time Absent: 8 Days | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Fairchild leaves after deflected ball off mask (MIA)


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