Home plate umpire forced to leave the game after being hit in the head by a pitch
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A warmup pitch from Boston’s Joe Kelly nailed Hunter Wendelstedt.

Umpire Hunter Wendelstadt hit by warm-up pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly. https://t.co/f3RIoiuYXl— Ken Fang (@fangsbites) August 22, 2017

In a sequence that certainly does not happen very often in the majors, the home plate umpire in the Red Sox-Indians game was forced out of the action after being hit by an errant warmup pitch.

While warming up for the bottom of the sixth inning, Joe Kelly accidentally nailed home...


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