Home-plate umpire Jeff Kellogg leaves Mets-Braves game

ATLANTA (AP) Home-plate umpire Jeff Kellogg has left Friday night's game between the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves with an apparent injury after being hit by a foul ball.

There was a delay between the first and second innings as Kellogg was examined by Braves assistant trainer Jeff Lovell behind home plate. Lovell appeared to look at Kellogg's head before the umpire walked off the field and disappeared into the tunnel toward the umpire's locker room.

There was no immediate report on the apparent injury.

Following the delay of about 10 minutes, the game resumed with a three-man crew. Alan Porter, who had been the first base umpire, took over behind home plate.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.