Umpire Mike Everitt was knocked out of a game by a warmup pitch

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Home plate umpire Mike Everitt left last night’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Colorado Rockies in the middle of the first inning after being hit by a warmup pitch from Tigers starter Michael Fulmer.

One of Fulmer’s pitches got past Tigers catcher James McCann and hit Everitt in the what appeared to be the groin area, as you can see here just before impact:

He doubled over on the field and was attended to by a Rockies trainer. He seemed to be generally OK and in good spirits as he left the game, so here’s hoping it wasn’t too serious.

The rest of the game was played with three umpires, as Tom Woodring moved from second base to home plate and the other two handled it minor league style.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.