It was going to take more than a foul ball off the mouth to get Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer out of a game. Particularly an American League Championship Series game.
Hosmer fouled a ball off the ground and it bounced off his foot and up into his mouth during the fifth inning of Monday’s Game 3. Here is the video of the play:
Watching it in super slow motion gives you even more sympathy for Hosmer. There was a general agreement that Hosmer is a tough dude:
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