During last night’s 13-2 Scranton victory, Lester Oliveros of the Roschester Redwings (Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins) drilled Romine in the head with a pitch after giving up back-to-back home runs. The benches cleared after Romine was hit and Oliveros was ejected from the game. I was able to find video on Twitter of the hit-by-pitch and I have to warn you, it’s a little gruesome.
Lester Oliveros allowed back-to-back HR and then did this with his next pitch to Austin Romine. pic.twitter.com/emKD61czOS
— Parker Hageman (@ParkerHageman) June 13, 2015
The most disturbing part of the video has to be the benches cleared yet no one tended to Romine who was writhing in pain by home plate.
Romine was removed from the game and underwent tests. His condition as of this afternoon is unclear.