LOS ANGELES (AP) -Plate umpire Kerwin Danley was taken off the field in an ambulance after he was struck just below the throat by Brad Penny's fastball that Dodgers catcher Russell Martin missed in the fourth inning Saturday night.
The frightening accident took place with Colorado's Garrett Atkins batting. Play was delayed for 18 minutes.
Crew members Brian Runge and Greg Gibson rushed to Danley's side and first-base ump Angel Campos went to the umpires' dressing room to put on the gear to work home plate.
Runge held Danley's left hand and patted him on the chest during the delay.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail White Sox 2017 Win Total Prediction With an over/under just below 70, how many games will the Chicago White Sox win in 2017?
Thumbnail A's Season Win Total Prediction How many games will the Oakland A's win this upcoming MLB season?
Thumbnail Padres Win Total Prediction How many games will the San Diego Padres win in the 2017 MLB regular season?
Thumbnail Cards lose Reyes, WS Odds Unchanged Earlier this week the Cardinals lost phenom Alex Reyes to season-ending Tommy John surgery but their World Series odds remain unaffected.
Thumbnail MLB Home Run Champion Odds Which player will hit the most regular season home runs in Major League Baseball in 2017? Let's take a look at the odds.

MLB Team Pages