The Houston Astros’ will be without outfielder Jake Marisnick briefly after receiving a two-game suspension along with an undisclosed fine by Major League Baseball for his home plate collision against Los Angeles Angels’ catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
Lucroy suffered a concussion and fractured nose after Marisnick went off the base path to try and avoid a tag at the plate. The run would have given Houston a 11-10 lead in the eighth inning.
Ultimately, he ended up diving head first into the face of Lucroy causing a scary collision. He was ruled out on the play. Marisnick later expressed remorse and wished Lucroy a speedy recovery.
From the looks of it, there was no malicious intent on Marisnick’s part. However, because of the rule the MLB put in place a few years ago to protect the catcher, Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre felt a suspension should still take place.
Marisnick will appeal the suspension.