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Morino gets hit in the head then homers in his next AB

by on Sep.09, 2010 @ 12:01 pm, under NPB

The Dragons sent 9 players to the plate in the first inning and scored 5 runs on 5 hits.  In the 2nd inning, Randy Messenger (HAN) hit Masahiko Morino (CHU) in the head and was immediately tossed.  Morino looked a little dazed, but stayed in the game.  In his next at bat in the 4th inning, Morino took Ken Nishimura (CHU) deep for a 2-run homer that put the Dragons out in front, 7-1.

Morino struck out in his fourth at bat and picked up another RBI with a sac fly in his fifth and finished out the night 1-for-3 with a homer, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI.  Not a bad night after getting plunked in the head.