- Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves rookie Jordan Schafer fouled a bunt off his face in a scary scene Friday night and was helped off the field.

Schafer left the game against the New York Mets in the fifth inning with a towel pressed tight to the right side of his face. There was no immediate report on his injury.

The Atlanta leadoff man opened the fifth by squaring around to bunt. Jonathon Niese’s pitch tailed in toward Schafer, and the ball deflected off his bat and squarely hit him.

Schafer was down for about a minute as a Braves trainer attended to him. The Atlanta center fielder was assisted toward the dugout. Eric Hinske took over the at-bat and struck out.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide