HP ump Mike Everitt comes out of the game after taking this foul ball to the mask pic.twitter.com/svctHYWxmk
— Jake Hutchinson (@hutchdiesel) July 7, 2019
One of the stranger Giants games in recent memory took a turn for the even worse on Saturday.
Home-plate umpire Mike Everitt left the matchup against the Cardinals at Oracle Park with two outs in the top of the sixth after taking a foul ball off his mask.
With Tyler O’Neill at the plate and Reyes Moronta throwing a 97-mph fastball, the ball richocheted from O’Neill’s bat directly to Everitt’s mask, the umpire immediately looking woozy.
After a long pause, Lance Barrett shifted over from second to call balls and strikes.