Outfielder of Astros Jake Marisnick he was suspended for two games and fined an undisclosed sum due to a collision at his home that broke Jonathan LucroyHe has a nose and hit the Halos catcher, the league announced Thursday. If Marisnick does not appeal for punishment, he will start serving him tonight.
"After carefully examining the game from all angles, I concluded that Jake's actions guarantee discipline" The head of MLB baseball Joe Torre said in a note accompanying the announcement. "Although I don't think Jake intended to hurt Jonathan, the contact he started in his attempt to score violated the official Baseball Rule 6.01 (i), which was designed to protect hunters from this type of collision."
The game in question (video connection) saw Marisnick try to score on a flyout a Kole Calhoun. While the impact of the collision led Lucroy to leave the shot from the field to the right, Marisnick was still excluded due to the collision. Lucroy seemed to have left an open lane, although Marisnick explained on Twitter after the accident he misjudged the situation in making a split second decision:
"Through my eyes I thought the play would end outside the plate" Marisnick tweeted. "I made a decision at the second speed to slide my head first on the inside of the plate. That decision hurt another player and I feel bad. I only hope the best for (Jonathan Lucroy)."
The suspension would cost Marisnick about $ 24,000 in the salary of $ 2,212 million this season (in addition to the fine). Through 72 games and 194 appearances this season, Marisnick is hitting .250 / .309 / .466 with eight shots at home, 12 doubles, a triple and six steals.