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SportAstros' Jake Marisnick gets 2-game suspension for scary head-on collision

20:55  11 july  2019
20:55  11 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Astros ' Jake Marisnick violently collide with Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy at home plate on “I don’t know what actually happened. It looked like Marisnick took a step to the left and bowled into Major League Baseball should probably take a look at it and consider some type of suspension , quite

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Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick has received a two-game suspension and been fined an undisclosed amount after he collided into Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy last Sunday.

MLB announced the suspension Thursday, saying Marisnick violated the league's rule on crashing into any player covering home plate.

“After thoroughly reviewing the play from all angles, I have concluded that Jake’s actions warrant discipline," chief baseball officer Joe Torre said in a statement. "While I do not believe that Jake intended to injure Jonathan, the contact he initiated in his attempt to score violated Official Baseball Rule 6.01(i), which is designed to protect catchers from precisely this type of collision.”

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Yadier Molina calls B.S. on Jake Marisnick for scary Jonathan Lucroy collision . The controversy occurred during Sunday's game between the Astros and Angels in the eighth inning, when a throw to home MLB should probably take a look at it and consider some type of suspension , quite frankly."

Collision at 6:50. With the game tied in the 8th inning Jake Marisnick tries to score on a sac fly and collides with Jonathan Lucroy at home plate.

Marisnick insisted that the collision was an accident and has apologized to Lucroy, calling it a poor judgement call. The brutal hit caused Lucroy to get a concussion, as well as a broken nose.

Many have called for Marisnick to be punished for the hit, including Angels skipper Brad Ausmus and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.

“It certainly didn’t look like a clean play,” Ausmus, who is a former catcher, told reporters after the game. “I don’t know what actually happened. It looked like Marisnick took a step to the left and bowled into him with his arm up. The call was right. Major League Baseball should probably take a look at it and consider some type of suspension, quite frankly.”

Unless he appeals the decision, Marisnick's suspension will start Thursday, when the Astros take on the Rangers.

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