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Omar Infante suffers broken left hand on hit-by-pitch

Oct 28, 2012, 11:37 PM EST

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UPDATE: Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that Infante suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand. The injury will not require surgery.

11:37 PM: If the Tigers are going to try to make the Giants sweat in this series, they will likely have to do it without Omar Infante.

Infante was forced to exit Game 4 of the World Series tonight after he was hit in the left hand by a pitch in the ninth inning. He was in severe pain and immediately walked off the field, so this certainly had the looks of a potentially serious injury. Danny Worth replaced him on the basepaths and began the top of the 10th inning at second base.

According to Jaymee Sire of CSNBayArea.com, the media was getting kicked out of the tunnel as Infante was being sent for X-rays. The 30-year-old is hitting .300 (15-for-50) this postseason and provides steady defense at second base, so losing him would be a tough blow.

  1. sailcat54 - Oct 28, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    The Gigantes are up by one. Wotta game!

    • sailcat54 - Oct 28, 2012 at 11:42 PM

      I hope Infante is okay, though. Tough break.

      • ultimatehitcoach - Oct 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM

        it’s not so much a tough break when you indulge in self-defeating actions like offering your hands as a target to throw at.. rather, it’s just plain stupid. AND you give the pitcher a hole to pound..putting the ball just inside and above your hands. this makes it virtually impossible for the hitter to get his hands either inside or above the pitch.. a no-win situation. from the pitcher’s point of view, if he whacks you on the hand.. oh well. it just means the replacement player won’t be as good as the injured player.. so it’s all good for the pitcher. oh, i broke your hand? oops. sorry. next time don’t stick it out there for me to throw at. LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES. PROTECT YOUR HANDS. CLOSE YOUR STANCE. PUT YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOUR FRONT SHOULDER OUT OF HARM’S WAY. if you don’t look out for your own safety and welfare.. who will?

      • suicidesqueeze91361 - Oct 30, 2012 at 5:36 PM

        Ultimatehitcoach….

        I’d like to break my 5th matacarpal of my left hand giving you a severe pounding you son of a b!tch. You’re nothing but a smarta$$ punk with a lot of attitude that needs his punk a$$ whipped.

        Accidents happen in sports. That’s part of the deal. Infante is a PLAYER. You? You’re a typewriter coward, now go pi$$ off worm.

  2. randygnyc - Oct 28, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Too bad it wasn’t Delmon young. I feel bad for infante. Probably broken.

    • ultimatehitcoach - Oct 29, 2012 at 11:23 PM

      why you grieving on young? he’s the only guy who was hitting the ball. the mvp stud cabrera and the prince of beached whales fielder both apparently got lost on the way to the ballpark.. and never showed. if it weren’t for young, they never would have gotten as far as they did. they either wudda got beat by the yankees or else they would have been so demoralized they would have just gone back to detroit and stayed home for games 3 and 4 & said never mind.. you take it. we’re not worthy.)

  3. ultimatehitcoach - Oct 29, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    infante is totally ignorant of a very simple natural law of logic: OPEN STANCE = BROKEN HAND. this self-sabotaging action is waytoocommon among mlb players: when you have an open stance, you are turned toward the 3B-man with your hands showing to the pitcher. not only are you unable to shield your front side from getting hit, since your hands are also in the line of sight of the pitcher, they are also IN THE LINE OF FIRE. bad.

    THE LIST OF PLAYERS HIT ON THE HANDS BY A PITCH GROWS LONGERANDONGER.THEY ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON: THEY ALL HAVE AN OPEN STANCE.SOSA,GUERRERO,OVERBAY,SHIN-SOO CHOO,PUJOLS,PIERSZYNSKI,BECKHAM,KONERKO,INFANTE.

    a closed stance with your hands behind your front shoulder allows you to turn back towards the catcher, & keep your hands out of the line of fire. connect the dots.

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