Collin Cowgill hit in face while trying to bunt and blood was everywhere
Angels outfielder Collin Cowgill took a fastball to the face on Saturday while trying to lay down a sacrifice bunt in the 8th inning against the Texas Rangers, and he ended up breaking his nose and fracturing his thumb on the play.
Cowgill squared around on the first pitch from Matt West, but he wasn’t able to pull back and turn away in time to avoid being hit by the 95-mph fastball. He ended up taking one off his thumb and face, and his nose appeared to be busted.
The guy was gushing blood:
No surprise he immediately left the game to be treated. He had stitches to close the cut and was taken to a hospital for examination, where he was diagnosed with a broken nose and fractured thumb. Cowgill was placed on the 15-day DL and is expected to miss 4-5 weeks.
Oh, and adding insult to injury, the umpire correctly called a strike on the pitch.