Last weekend, a nasty collision took place between the Astros and Angels. It generated some brutally honest reactions from players around the MLB.
Jake Marisnick was heading home when he absolutely leveled Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Many people were critical of how the Astros outfielder approached the play at the plate.
The umpires ruled Marisnick out due to the home plate collision rule. After the game, Lucroy underwent a CT scan for a concussion and potential fractures to his face.
Despite how violent Marisnick’s hit on Lucroy looked on Sunday, the MLB didn’t hand out a harsh punishment.
Marisnick has received only a two-game suspension for his role in the collision.
It probably won’t sit well with those in Los Angeles, and rightfully so when you consider how dangerous the collision could have been.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 11, 2019
A two-game absence for Marisnick seems minor, but perhaps the league didn’t find his intentions dirty.
Here is a look at the collision:
This was bad. Jake Marisnick vs Jonathan Lucroy pic.twitter.com/DmE7uHC16r
— Brian Perroni (@Perroni247) July 7, 2019
Accident or not, the MLB needed to suspend Marisnick even if it meant just a game or two away from the diamond. Lucroy had to go to the hospital for a collision that didn’t necessarily have to happen.
Injuries to the head are slowly being eliminated from every sport, which is why the league had to take action.
Do you think it’s a fair punishment for Marisnick?