Adam Rosales' headfirst slide into third resulted in a lost helmet and a face full of dirt
With the game scoreless, Rosales found himself on first base after an eighth-inning single. Knowing that every little moment matters that much more when you're trying to push across the game's elusive first run, Rosales took off after reliever
Rosales had third base nabbed easily, but his slide ... well, he ran into a bit of an issue sliding into third face-first:
Despite the forceful impact of that play, MLB.com's Jane Lee reported after the game that Rosales merely had a scrape under his eye, but nothing else in terms of lingering after-effects.
Eagle-eyed viewers might recognize that play as a sequel of sorts to
Sliding may be "part of the game," but that doesn't mean they're easy!