Umpire Dale Scott leaves game in first inning
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Home plate umpire Dale Scott left Thursday's game between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the first after apparently getting hit on the hand by a pitch.
Play resumed quickly, with Jim Joyce calling ball and strikes from behind the mound while Mark Ripperger changed into his gear. The bottom of the first featured a two-man umpire crew, with Ron Kulpa on the bases.
The crew went to a three-man rotation for the bottom of the second inning, with Ripperger behind the plate.