Max Muncy's homer bounced back over the wall -- right onto Albert Almora Jr.'s head
Max Muncy has been a revelation for the Dodgers this season, having filled in for Justin Turner at third base while Turner recovered from a broken wrist. Heading into Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Cubs, the 27-year-old was enjoying a career year, clubbing 15 homers and collecting 33 RBIs, good for a 2.1 WAR in just 56 games.
What do you suppose he did in his first at-bat against Chicago's Kyle Hendricks on Wednesday? Yup, he clobbered another homer, this one deep to center field (a few feet away from where Turner's dramatic NLCS walk-off happened last October).
After crashing off a structure beyond the center-field wall, the ball bounced back onto the field ... and nicked the Cubs' Albert Almora Jr. on the side of the head on the way down:
Ouch. Seeing the other team hit dingers is rough enough without that added bit of insult to injury.