LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 14: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels breaks his bat as he hits a single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 14, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. The broken bat hit home plate umpire Nate Tomlinson #114. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

In the ninth inning of last night’s mlb game, Mike Trout broke his bat on a single to center. The broken piece of his bat went directly through umpire Nate Tomlinson’s mask and cut his face. This is just a reminder that no matter how much safety equipment is put in place, these kind of accidents can happen. If the bat piece would have been maybe a half inch over, the ump could have lost an eye. Tomlinson walked off with blood on his face.

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  • Nate Tomlinson left to get medical attention

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    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 14: Home plate umpire Nate Tomlinson #114 is taken off the field for medical help during the ninth inning of the game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 14, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Tomlinson #114 was hit by the broken bat of Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

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