A play in the first inning of Saturday night’s Blue Jays-Orioles game summarizes the kind of baseball being played by the Blue Jays and Orioles this season.
Baltimore’s Trey Mancini hit a routine flyball to shallow right field, and Toronto right fielder Derek Fisher appeared to have it all under control. Instead, Fisher whiffed on the ball, and got hit in the face.
— Gannon Barnes (@shrewdcanadian) August 3, 2019
Blue Jays OF Derek Fisher just missed a fly ball and it drilled him in the face… pic.twitter.com/Q9NmMbEwkO
— Joe Ceplecha (Mr. 2000) (@JoeCepps) August 3, 2019
In case whiffing on a routine play isn’t embarrassing enough, getting drilled on the face will cement it.
Fisher had to leave the game with what has initially been diagnosed as a facial contusion.
UPDATE: OF Derek Fisher was removed from tonight's game with a facial contusion. He is currently being evaluated by the medical staff.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 3, 2019
Fisher was just acquired by the Blue Jays from the Houston Astros prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline, in exchange for pitchers Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini. And Sanchez (six innings) and Biagini (one inning) threw seven no-hit innings in a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. So, this deal isn’t off to the best start for Toronto.