You probably won’t see a beanball more obviously deliberate than the one Jered Weaver laid on Kyle Seager in last night’s 3-1 Mariners win. Or one more nonchalant.
Carlos Gómez avoided serious injury yesterday as medical evaluations concluded the Brewers outfielder did not suffer a concussion after being drilled in the head by a 97-mph Noah Syndergaard fastball at Citi Field. He even had a friendly Twitter conversation about the incident:
A Noah Syndergaard fastball struck Carlos Gómez in the temple, forcing the Brewers outfielder out of today’s game against the Mets in the sixth inning. Gómez spent several minutes on the ground before returning to the dugout, but we’ve received no word as to his condition.
Giancarlo Stanton left tonight's Marlins-Brewers game in the fifth inning after a Mike Fiers fastball hit him square in the face. A stretcher and cart was necessary to get the Miami slugger off the field.
Despite repeatedly throwing at Alex Rodriguez in an obvious attempt to bean the Yankees slugger, Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster avoided on-field punishment in an incident Sunday night that left Joe Girardi ejected, the Boston bullpen looking for a fight, and the Yankees banned from retaliation.
Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins' best player and only hope of selling tickets, took a ball to the dome during a simulated game this afternoon. The offending pitcher? Jose Fernandez, Miami's first pick in 2011 and their top young arm. Fernandez has been sent to Jeffrey Loria's zinc mines in the DRC.
Anyone turned off by the hype placed on the kids at the Little League World Series might find some solace in this live microphone catching a young hurler asking for permission to hit a batter. Yay, for all-access!