We’re in the fourth inning at Nationals Park, and John Lannan - who had struck out five batters in the first 3 1/3 innings - is out of the game after a scary moment. He just got drilled in the face by a Ty Wigginton line drive, tumbling to the ground after the ball struck him under the left eye.
Lannan got up right away, but quickly walked off the field with his glove up to his face as pitching coach Steve McCatty and trainer Lee Kuntz escorted him to the dugout.
A run scored on the play, and after Ryan Mattheus got a comebacker hit toward him on his first at-bat, he rushed a throw to second that left Ian Desmond hobbling after he got spiked. Then, Mattheus was called for a balk by home plate umpire Bob Davidson, scoring the Rockies’ second run of the night. And after that, he gave up a single to Cole Garner that scored another run.
It’s 3-1 Rockies in the fourth, and things have turned quickly on the Nationals here. We’ll have more for you on Lannan as we get it.
Update at 8:30: Lannan is day-to-day with a nasal contusion, the Nationals announced. He was bleeding from the left side of the nose as he left the game, but nothing is broken. He should be fine, we think.