Paul Konerko hit in head by Jeff Samardzija pitch, leaves game
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN firstname.lastname@example.org May 18, 2012 2:32PM
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Updated: May 18, 2012 4:08PM
White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko left Friday’s game against the Cubs after getting hit with a pitch from Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Konerko has a small cut and swelling above his left eye and swelling. He is undergoing further tests, the Sox said.
The Sox star walked off the field on his own with trainer Herm Schneider, holding a towel to his head. His condition was not immediately known.
Konerko hit a two-run homer in the first inning. Samardzija came to the plate area while Konerko was down.
Samardzija led off the bottom of the inning, but after having a conversation with Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, Sox right-hander Philip Hmber did not retaliate. Instead, Humber threw behind Cubs first baseman and cleanup hitter Bryan LaHair when LaHair led off the next inning.
Humber and both benches were warned by plate umpire Tim Timmons.