Manny Machado almost drilled in head by wild throw from Scott Feldman (video)
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is having a pretty solid year during his first full season up with the big league club. Appearing in all 100 games this season, Machado is batting .306 with 7 homers and 47 RBI, which means that when recently acquired pitcher Scott Feldman (he joined the team on July 2) almost drilled the young man in the head with a wild, blind throw to first base on a dribbler up the third base side of the infield during the team’s game against the the Kansas City Royals on Monday? Well, Orioles fans likely were forced to catch their collective breath.
Hoo boy. That was a close call. And given the proximity of Machado to where Feldman was throwing from, the damage could have been pretty severe. But in the end, everything worked out reasonably well. Machado could chuckle about it and Feldman probably realized just how close he was to becoming the pariah of the team.
[H/T Eye on Baseball]