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McLouth Hit in the Eye Making a Diving Catch

A Pirates trainer attends to Nate McLouth after the center fielder missed the ball on a dive and it ricocheted into his eye.
A Pirates trainer attends to Nate McLouth after the center fielder missed the ball on a dive and it ricocheted into his eye. (By George Nikitin -- Associated Press)
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Monday, September 8, 2008

Nate McLouth left the Pirates' game against the Giants in the bottom of the fourth inning yesterday after being struck near his left eye by a batted ball.

The all-star center fielder dived for a sinking liner hit by Pablo Sandoval. The ball bounced in front of McLouth and ricocheted off him into left field, allowing three runs to score on the play.

McLouth left with a cut above his left eyebrow that required three stitches, and was replaced by Nyjer Morgan. . . .

In the game, San Francisco scored 10 runs in the fourth inning.

It started with an error on RHP Jeff Karstens, and the first eight Giants reached base.

Emmanuel Burriss (Wilson High) and Nate Schierholtz each had two hits, and Randy Winn and Burriss each scored twice.

· ASTROS : LHP Wandy Rodríguez left the game in the second inning against Colorado because of a right oblique strain.

He was lifted for pinch hitter Brandon Backe with two outs and a runner on third in the top of the second. Backe struck out to end the inning.

Rodríguez allowed a leadoff single to Clint Barmes in the first before striking out the side, throwing 18 pitches.

· MARLINS : C Matt Treanor left the game against the Cardinals, not long after fouling a ball off his left knee in the second inning.

Treanor grounded out to end the inning and then took his position, but walked off the field during warmups.

-- From News Services


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