Yankees’ Marwin Gonzalez hit in the helmet with a wrong throw by Brewers hunter Victor Karatini


New York YankeesMarwin Gonzalez left early Saturday afternoon after being hit in the head in the batter box with a throw from Milwaukee Brewers masked Victor Caratini.

Gonzalez had scored in the third inning of the game at American Family Field, standing in the penalty area waiting as Caratini went on to throw the ball to bowler Brandon Woodruff.

However, Karatini’s throw resulted in Gonzalez digging right into his helmet – causing the helmet to fall to the ground and Gonzalez stumbling.

The throw was clearly an accident, and both Karateni and the referee ran after Gonzalez right away to make sure he was okay. It was checked for a few minutes before it was finally taken out of the game.

“He’s fine,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, Via the YES network. “He got a good shot better than I thought, he had a good mark on his face when I went there to check on him. The coaches felt like he needed to get out of there at that point…I don’t think anything would frustrate him.”

The Brewers scored three runs at the bottom of the third inning after Willie Adams fired a deep shot from Jameson Tellon over the left field wall. Although Josh Donaldson hit Homer on his own in the fourth inning, Christian Yelich scored a hat-trick in the RBI in the fifth to take the 4-1 win by just four strokes.

The Brewers have won seven of their last nine games, including two over the Yankees. They will wrap up their three-game series with New York on Sunday afternoon.

Beer hunter Victor Caratini and Yankees first policeman Marwin Gonzalez

Beer catcher Victor Caratini dug Marwen Gonzalez into the helmet with a pitch on Saturday. (Michael McCalone/USA Today)





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