Sunday, May 15, 2022

Injury Scout - Marty Foster Exits After Getting Hit Twice

HP Umpire Marty Foster left Sunday's #Angels-#Athletics game in Oakland after a pair of head-shots in the bottom of the 6th and top of the 7th innings.

In the 6th, with two out and none on, A's batter Kevin Smith fouled a 94.8-mph fastball from Angels pitcher Patrick Sandoval into Foster's traditional-style facemask, deflected onto his shoulder. After consultation with training staff, Foster remained in the game.

In the 7th, however, Angels leadoff batter Chad Wallach took a 1-2 slider from A's pitcher Zach Jackson for a called ball. The pitch bounced well in front of home plate, deflecting off A's catcher Sean Murphy and into Foster's jaw for the second head hit in as many innings.

2B Umpire Scott Barry replaced Foster behind home plate and assumed acting Crew Chief duties with 1B Umpire Clint Vondrak and 3B Umpire Ben May remaining on the lines.

Relevant Injury History: Foster has left games due to injury before:
> On May 31, 2018, Foster left a game in Detroit after a 92-mph sinker was fouled into his mask.
> On June 16, 2015, Foster left a game in New York after a 98-mph fastball was fouled onto his chin.

Last Game: May 15 | Return to Play: TBD | Time Absent: TBD | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Marty Foster leaves after two hits to the mask in a span of minutes (OAK)


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