The sound was familiar to
With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 5-4 win over the
Emmel stumbled backward, fell to the ground and began bleeding profusely. Two Angels athletic trainers rushed to Emmel's aid and applied a towel to the cut.
Emmel left the game and was taken to a local hospital for stitches, with third-base umpire Quinn Wolcott taking over behind the plate. Marte popped out to second base on the next pitch to end the game.
"It sounded like someone hit a ball off the end of the bat," Vogt said. "You could hear the bat hitting his head. I turned around and he was down and I saw the blood. It was gushing pretty good."
"It seems like he's going to be OK," Scioscia said. "It's scary, no doubt. Those guys don't have a skull cap, that bat goes flying, and unfortunately, it got him tonight."