Plate umpire Danley exits Mets-Rockies game

Crew chief was hit by pitch in fourth inning

August 3rd, 2017

DENVER -- Home-plate umpire and crew chief Kerwin Danley left the Mets' 10-5 win over the Rockies on Wednesday night in the fourth inning when a pitch from Rockies starter hit him on the left arm.

Chatwood, pitching with a 5-0 lead, threw a 2-1 pitch to the Mets' that bounced well before the plate and went over the right shoulder of catcher .

There was no official announcement on Danley's injury, but he told the New York Daily News that he suffered a broken finger.

Danley was tended to briefly on the field before leaving. Lance Barrett took over for Danley behind the plate after a delay of just less than 13 minutes.

This marked the sixth time -- and second this year -- that Danley has had to leave a game because of injury.

In 2008, Danley was knocked unconscious when a fastball from the Dodgers' Brad Penny eluded catcher and hit him in the jaw. He left a 2009 game when struck in the head by a piece of a broken bat, suffered a concussion in 2013, left after being hit by a foul ball in 2015 and was struck in the mask by a foul ball during a Royals-Dodgers game this season on July 9.