The Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland As were in their ninth inning with two outs. Jefry Marte was up to bat. No one expected what happened next.
The pinch hitter went for his follow-through, but something went wrong, he lost control of the bat, and it slipped from his hands, striking the umpire, Paul Emmel, directly in the head and busting it open. It left a scary injury as blood started to pour from the umpire’s head. Emmel was taken to the hospital, with reports stating he was awake and alert at the time of leaving, and the training staff was able to get the bleeding to stop.
The injuries required Emmel to get several stitches, but he is expected to make a full recovery. The game was finished, and the final score was 5 to 4 with the Oakland As beating the Angels. It was a good game – but with a scary flavor.