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Dodgers Dustin May struck in the head with a comebacker

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There was a scary moment in yesterday’s Dodgers-Diamondbacks game.

Dodgers rookie Dustin May was pitching against the Snakes in the bottom of the fourth inning when Jake Lamb hit a hard line drive that smacked off May’s head and into left field. May immediately crumbled to the ground and stayed down for a few minutes before sitting up and, eventually, walking off the field.

Amazingly, he seems to avoided any serious injury. He passed concussion tests after the game. Manager Dave Roberts called it a “contusion.” May says his glove barely grazed the ball and that it hit the slightly thicker padded band along the base of the cap as opposed to the thinner portion and that those two factors likely helped him.

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Giants place Samardjiza on IL due to shoulder impingement

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LOS ANGELES — Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement.

Manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like wasn’t able to get the arm loose during Friday’s game. Samardjiza is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Samardjiza went four-plus innings and allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. He is 0-2 with a 9.88 ERA in three starts.

The Giants have recalled left-hander Andrew Suarez from their alternate training site, but Kapler said he hasn’t finalized a revised starting rotation.