Umpire leaves game after being hit on left ankle

BY foxsports • April 15, 2011

First base umpire Jerry Layne gingerly limped off the field after being struck in the left ankle by Carlos Pena's line drive in the second inning of a game between the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies.

Layne stayed down on the grass for several minutes Friday night as the cart was summoned to carry him off the field. The crew chief then walked off under his own power, heading straight into the clubhouse.

Pena sent a 3-2 pitch from Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin right at Layne, who was standing close to the foul line. The veteran umpire attempted to jump out of the way just before the ball hit him.

Second base umpire Bob Davidson moved over to first to take Layne's place.

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