NEW YORK â€” Oh, no:
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez was shaken up within the top of the sixth inning of the AL wild-card game on Tues. after a Brian Dozier foul tip appeared to catch him sq. within the groin.
Pitcher David Robertson reacted with the empathetic grimace of a human being who has in all probability additionally taken a baseball to the groin sooner or after in his life:
We have now no indication in that Gary Sanchez is an insane individual, so itâ€™s likely he was sporting safety. However anyone who reckons stated safety is adequate within the case of a direct hit is welcome to place on an athletic supporter & have buddies throw baseballs at his groin. Thereâ€™s no means this was pleasant:
Home-plate umpire Alfonso Marquez, in line with the catcher-umpire code, walked the ball out to Robertson to provide Sanchez a second. However after briefly crumbling to the bottom in pain, the catcher remained within the game like a hero.
Hug your nearest catchers, for theirs is a troublesome lot.