San Diego Padres right fielder Chris Denorfia was barely settled into his seat after the top half of the first inning when he had to bail out of the way of an incoming object.
The object: The bat of teammate Everth Cabrera's after the lead-off hitter had just wildly and authoritatively swung and missed a Tim Lincecum 1-0 fastball, losing his grip in the process.
The projectile traveled a pretty good distance and didn't lose a lot of steam as it neared San Diego's first base dugout. Thankfully, Denorfia, who found himself directly in its path, got his head tucked in safely, but he still took a pretty solid shot on the back.
Needless to say, he was not happy. In fact, his reaction would indicate he was something quite the opposite of happy, and it appears he's referencing a previous occurrence in which Cabrera lost the bat and nearly took his head off. The Padres broadcast looked into the matter briefly and never followed up with a report, so we'll have to assume it happened in spring training or perhaps even batting practice.Read More »from Heads up! Everth Cabrera clobbers teammate Chris Denorfia with impressive bat toss