Everyone appears to be healthy and fine so we can now talk about how funny this looked.
Top of the eighth inning, Marlins vs. Mets. Yoenis Cespedes in left field. A foul ball is hit and heads for the stands. Cespedes comes over and looks for a second like he’s going to let it go, but then realizes that it’s maybe reachable. Rather than just reach in, however, he leaps. And takes the dude in the sunglasses out with his knee/thigh:
Cespedes stayed in the stands for a second and a trainer came out, but both Yo and the fan seemed fine. A moment later the fan was busy on his cell phone, no doubt getting texts from everyone he knows, asking what it feels like to get run over by a big muscular outfielder.
I’m assuming video of this will be up on MLB.com soon. We’ll snag it when it’s available.
Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.
Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.
With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.
Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.
Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.
Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.
“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”