Frightening scene just now at the Mets’ Citi Field.
Brewers leadoff man Carlos Gomez was pulled from Sunday’s game after taking a Noah Syndergaard pitch off the ear flap on his helmet. The pitch was clocked at 97 mph and Gomez was down on the ground for a few minutes before heading off with a trainer. He appeared to be making a case that he could stay in the game, but new Brewers manager Craig Counsell obviously wasn’t gonna have it.
Gomez will presumably undergo concussion tests.
Gerardo Parra replaced him on the bases and in center field. Gomez missed three weeks earlier this season with a right hamstring strain.
UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. ET: Good news from the Brewers’ clubhouse after the game …
Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has been placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation, the club revealed Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to August 14. In a corresponding roster move, right-handed reliever Ryan Brasier was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.
It’s an alarming development for the 30-year-old ace, who has been remarkably injury-free after dealing with a lingering case of shoulder inflammation last summer. While he hasn’t replicated the career-high results he delivered over the last two seasons, he still leads Red Sox pitchers with 3.6 fWAR and will head to the IL with a 6-11 record in 25 starts, a 4.40 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, and league-best 13.3 SO/9 through 147 1/3 innings. A timetable has not been given for his return, nor has the severity of his injury been disclosed. Per Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, Sale has been experiencing pain in his elbow since Wednesday and will undergo further evaluation in the days to come.
Brasier, 31, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in mid-July after pitching to mixed results in the majors. He currently holds a 4.46 ERA, 2.7 BB/9, and 8.0 SO/9 with the Red Sox, though his results in Triple-A — one run, one walk, and 13 strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings — suggest that he might be capable of even sharper results when he rejoins the big league club.