Someone in the Houston Astros’ dugout was struck by a hard foul ball in the bottom of the fifth inning of Sunday’s Game 2 in the American League Championship series. The foul ball was hit off the bat of Michael Brantley.
The person hit by the foul ball is reportedly a ballpark security guard, according to FOX Sports 1’s Ken Rosenthal, who was reporting from the game.
The Astros’ dugout was visibly shaken by the incident, with several players covering their faces, unable to look at what happened.
FOX Sports 1 opted to not show a replay of the incident. Live footage from the game shows the foul ball, though you can’t see what happened in the dugout. The reaction from the Astros’ players is telling, though:
Scary scene in Houston as a security staff member got hit with a batted ball in the dugout. pic.twitter.com/kJAeQQUspB
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) October 14, 2019
ESPN’s Jeff Passan also tweeted that it appears the person struck by the foul ball was a security guard. At this point, there aren’t too many other details.
“Someone just got hit with a rocket foul ball in the Astros’ dugout. Play has stopped. All the Houston players have their hands on their heads,” he tweeted. “It looks like a security guard in the Astros’ dugout was hit by the Michael Brantley foul ball.”
Play was stopped for a couple of minutes as the purported security guard was tended to in the dugout. It has since resumed.
The Astros and the Yankees are tied, 2-2, in the bottom of the fifth inning. The game is on FOX Sports 1.