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Travis Snider drilled in face by popup while trying to make sliding catch (video)

Travis Snider did his best to make a spectacular sliding catch during Monday’s tilt between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds but ended up with a face-full of baseball as a reward for his efforts.

During the bottom of the fourth inning, Reds third baseman Todd Frazier blooped a popup down the right field line. Snider appeared to track the ball perfectly as he sprinted toward the foul line, but as he went to the ground in an effort to make a sliding catch, he overran the ball a bit, meaning instead of ball hitting glove, it hit his face. Ouch.

The ball was originally ruled foul but the time it took for Pirates trainers to tend to Snider, Reds manager Bryan Price was afforded time to make the decision to challenge the call. After a brief review, it was determined that Snider’s face was in fair territory when it was drilled by the baseball, so the call was reversed and Frazier was awarded second base.

Talk about adding insult to injury, am I right?