Scary Scene Unfolds As Umpire Gets Struck By Mike Trout’s Broken Bat, Taken To Hospital

Scary Scene Unfolds As Umpire Gets Struck By Mike Trout's Broken Bat

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  • The home plate umpire was struck by a Mike Trout broken bat in Los Angeles.
  • The piece of the bat struck him just above his eye.
  • The umpire was taken to the hospital after being struck by the bat.

A very scary scene unfolded at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night when Mike Trout’s broken bat hit home plate umpire Nate Tomlinson in the face.

Trout reached on a single, but as soon as he heard the broken bat hit Tomlinson’s mask, his concern wasn’t reaching first base. You can tell just after impact that Trout was worried about the home plate umpire.

The broken piece of the bat somehow perfectly, and unfortunately, fit between the two bars on the facemask and cut him in the face. Thankfully, the broken bat didn’t catch Tomlinson in the eye, which would have turned a bad situation into a real nightmare.

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, Tomlinson was taken to the emergency room after the ball cut his face just above his eye and nose.

Typically, a broken bat launches forward into the field of play, but this was certainly a freak situation with the piece of wood somehow finding its way inside Tomlinson’s cage.