Scary scenes in NLDS Game 5 at Dodger Stadium, as Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki suffered a harrowing injury. Walker Buehler, one of the hardest-throwing pitchers in the league, had a fastball get away from him which ran up and in on the veteran backstop. The pitch caught Suzuki square in the face, and the Nats catcher hit the ground hard while the stadium held its bated breath.
Suzuki was on the ground for a few minutes while being attended to by the training staff, and eventually was able to get up under his own power and exit the field.
He was pinch run for by Yan Gomes who took over behind the plate in Suzuki's stead.
The incredibly scary moment could have ended far worse for Suzuki, who's lucky to have escaped relatively unscathed.