Pitcher Gets Hit by a Foul Ball?

So I just got home from a flight from SWA—I’m in LA now. As I’m try­ing to setup my Fan­tasy Base­ball lineup for Sat­ur­day, I came across one of my pitch­ers’ news tid­bit. It was for Ger­mano; a Padres pitcher. Keep in mind, I haven’t seen ESPN or any sports news yet…

Jun 8 San Diego Padres SP Justin Ger­mano (knee) was hit near his left knee by a foul ball off the bat of OF Hiram Bocachica in the third inning, Fri­day, June 8, against the Seat­tle Mariners, accord­ing to the Asso­ci­ated Press. After sac­ri­fic­ing Bocachica along, Ger­mano went into the club­house, although he ended up stay­ing in the game through five innings.

After read­ing this, the first thing that came across my mind was that the ball mag­i­cally turned into a heat-seeking sidewinder. Yeah—exactly. How the heck did this hap­pen, or even how the heck could it happen?

I mean, your on the mound, and you get hit by a “foul ball”?!?!

Damn. I just need to watch Sports Center.

Update: 5 min­utes later. While try­ing to win some dough on Blingo, I searched for “Hiram Bocachica”. http://www.hirambocachica.com/ … Oh. HA! =) Maybe the writer of that snip­pet should’ve spec­i­fied it was his own damn team­mate. Just maybe. I mean come on, not every­one knows every teams’ players.

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