Yasiel Puig caught a dangerous fly ball from Yadier Molina to end the 10th inning tonight, but he paid for it dearly. A few innings after Pederson and Cody Bellinger ran into each other, Puig took out Pederson with a nasty elbow to the face while also taking a shot himself. Both men lay on the grass before slowly…
Viktor Arvidsson headed to the bench bearing a crimson R upon his forehead after being boarded by Anaheim’s Nick Ritchie. That’s great, but let us know when one of the Russian guys pulls this off in Cyrillic.
Joey Gallo’s known for crushing it, and the Rangers slugger nearly tallied up another dinger with this bomb that landed just wide of the foul pole—and directly into one fan’s noggin.
Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta had a scare Friday night when he took a 93-mph fastball directly to the face, laying him out and giving him a terrifyingly bloodied nose:
Right in the middle of a bike race!
Dale Scott left the field in Toronto tonight on a stretcher as the 31-year veteran umpire took a foul tip directly to the face.
Today’s Brewers-Rockies game got a bit frightening in the second inning when Keon Broxton was hit in the head by a pitch. The 92 mph fastball from Antonio Senzatela struck the outfielder squarely on the side flap of his helmet, taking him down instantly. (A slo-mo replay makes it appear that the pitch forced the flap…
Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty had a great day yesterday, signing a six-year extension with St. Louis the day after beating the Cubs on national television. He had the opposite sort of day today, as he had to leave the Cards’ game early with a head contusion after getting hit by a trio of baseballs thrown by…
Dallas Stars forward Curtis McKenzie left a trail of blood on the ice after the Bruins’ Kevan Miller high-sticked him in the third period of Thursday’s 2-0 Boston win.
The Carolina Hurricanes lost in dramatic fashion tonight, falling 4-3 to the Red Wings in overtime. Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack got flattened by Andreas Athanasiou as he scored the winner, and Lack had to be stretchered off the ice.
Sharks center Logan Couture could miss some time after taking a deflected puck to the mouth in Saturday’s 7-2 loss to the Predators.
Yurendell de Caster bashed a two-run homer in Wednesday’s World Baseball Classic game to give the Netherlands a 7-0 lead over Cuba. The shot also crunched a fan’s crotch.
West Indies batsman Jonathan Carter spent several minutes on the ground in agony after inside-edging himself right in the nuts during his squad’s one-day international against England today in Barbados. Yowza! The Guardian’s live blog put it thusly:
Team Sky have spent the past few weeks embroiled in one of the biggest doping controversies the sport has seen since Lance Armstrong, and this morning, their on-road fate has ominously aligned with the team’s image. Sky are usually one of the best team time trial squads out there and they’ve taken TTT’s at multiple…
Bart Deurloo of the Netherlands had a painful interruption to his pommel horse routine at today’s American Cup—coming down hard on the corner of the horse, groin-first.
The Bucks have played the Cavaliers tough this year, and they somehow ended the first half against Cleveland up by two. They had to play a bit of the half without Michael Beasley, after his leg buckled and he had to leave the game with a knee injury. The Bucks announced that he’d suffered a left knee sprain and…
P.J. Tucker managed to both draw a personal foul on Jusuf Nurkić and commit a technical on him as the Blazers big man had two teeth knocked out by the Raptors swingman—teeth Nurkić had to later hand over to the team trainer: