Ump Exits Game After Being Struck in Face with Trout’s Broken Bat

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Sports Illustrated

By Zach Koons Home plate umpire Nate Tomlinson was forced to leave the field with the game nearly over. View the original article to see embedded media. Home plate umpire Nate Tomlinson was forced to leave Tuesday night’s game between the Dodgers and the Angels afterbeing struck in the face by the broken bat of Angels slugger Mike Trout. In the top of the ninth inning with one out, Trout managed to knock a broken bat single off of Dodgers closer Craig Kimbrel. A large portion of the 30-year-old’s bat went backwards and hit Tomlinson between the bars of his facemask. Tomlinson dropped to his kn…

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