Umpire Mike Everitt leaves game after being hit by pitch

June 4, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home plate umpire Mike Everitt left a game between the Chicago White Sox and Washington Nationals after being struck in the chest by a pitch Tuesday night.

Everitt was hit by a 95 mph fastball from White Sox starter Reynaldo Lopez that was untouched by swinging hitter Trea Turner or catcher James McCann in the third inning.

Everitt was examined by trainers and remained in the game for the rest of the inning but was replaced in the fourth by second base umpire Lance Barrett.

Two other umpires also left games with injury Tuesday. Plate umpire Tom Hallion was forced to leave a game between the Giants and Mets soon after he was hit in the mask by a foul ball, and second base umpire Scott Barry left a game between the Marlins and Brewers with an apparent leg injury.

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