It was a scary night in Hollywood, even before the final score was known.
The Washington Nationals were fighting for a comeback when catcher Kurt Suzuki stepped into the batter’s box in the seventh inning of Game 5 of the NLDS.
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler’s fastball, his 101st pitch of the night, crept up and in, and Suzuki instinctively raised his arms in self-defense.
Suzuki obviously left the game and was replaced on-base and behind the plate by backup catcher Yan Gomes. It is likely that Suzuki is being tested for a concussion after grabbing at his head.
Suzuki was hitless on the night but had walked earlier in the evening.
We will update the story as more information becomes available.