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Nationals C Kurt Suzuki exits NLDS after fastball hits wrist, face

Yahoo! Sports logo Yahoo! Sports 10/10/2019 Jack Baer
a baseball player holding a bat: Kurt Suzuki had to leave the Nationals' winner-take-all Game 5 of the NLDS. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) © Provided by Oath Inc. Kurt Suzuki had to leave the Nationals' winner-take-all Game 5 of the NLDS. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

A scary scene hit Dodger Stadium on Wednesday during Game 5 of the NLDS, as Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki fell to the ground after appearing to get hit in the face by a pitch.

Replay later showed that the 94 mph fastball from Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler glanced off his wrist and into his face, but Suzuki still had to exit the game. The pitch occurred while Suzuki was leading off for the Nationals down 3-1 in the top of the seventh inning.

Nationals back-up catcher Yan Gomes entered the game to run for Suzuki and take over behind the plate.

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