Brewers outfielder Keon Broxton was forced out of today’s game against the Rockies after being hit in the face by an Antonio Senzatela pitch in the bottom of the second inning.
Broxton was able to walk off the field under his own power, but he had a bloody nose. It could’ve been much, much worse, but Broxton wears a face guard on the left side of his helmet and the ball appeared to be deflected by it at least somewhat. If you want to see it, there’s video of it here.
The Brewers will presumably update his status later this afternoon.
The postseason has a knack for finding unlikely heroes. Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki was 1-for-23 in the postseason entering Wednesday’s Game 2 of the World Series. The Nats and Astros each plated two runs in the first inning, then went otherwise scoreless through the sixth inning. In the top of the seventh, with Justin Verlander returning to the mound, Suzuki demolished a high, 1-0 fastball just below the train tracks in left field at Minute Maid Park, breaking the 2-2 tie.
Verlander proceeded to walk Victor Robles, prompting manager A.J. Hinch to take his veteran starter out of the game. Ryan Pressly came in to attempt to keep it a one-run game.
The underdog Nationals held on to defeat the Astros 5-4 in Game 1. Another victory by the Nats in Game 2 would put the Astros — heavy favorites according to oddsmakers — in a big hole.