Trying to make a play of a contender to the Gold Glove, the shortstop of the Cardinals of San Luis, the Panamanian Edmundo Sosa, caused a serious accident this Monday in the MLB during the game against the New York Mets after having given him a terrible pitch to first base umpire Junior Valentine.
A Kevin Pillar hit in the second inning was heading for center field when Sosa reached for the ball.
Turning on his axis, the Panamanian took a very wide shot to first base that ended up drawing blood from the person in charge of judging the actions in the initial. Sosa was so scared that he could only stay with his hands on the back of his neck while the medical assistance team treated Valentine.
About 10 minutes after the accident, play could be resumed with Junior on the pitch. The umpire received applause from the fans at Citi Field.
He was even seen smiling after chatting with the two players who were on first base. The play was marked as a Pillar single. (https://www.septimaentrada.com)
This happened during the Cardinals / Mets meeting this afternoon 😵💫.pic.twitter.com/NHhTNMCnyX
– Seventh Entry (@septimaentrada_) September 14, 2021
Good to see Junior Valentine up and smiling after getting hit in the face by a throw to first base.
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