Originally posted on Batter's Box  |  Last updated 11/15/11
Today's POTD looks at a close call involving rookie left fielder Eric Thames against the Yankees at the Dome September 18 and a chain reaction of events afterwards.The perp - Scott Proctor. ;DThe victim - Eric Thames.  His helmet goes flying in front of Yankees catcher Russell Martin......after fouling the ball off his left eye in the seventh inning.Thames tries to focus again with his left peeper.  He would be okay.However, Thames' day was done and David Cooper stepped in to pinch-hit.   He gets ready to toss the bat away after taking ball four on a 3-2 count.Despite only doing 25 percent of the work, Cooper gets credit for the walk as he trots towards first base.Cooper is greeted with a fist bump from first base coach Torey Lovullo.  Yankees first baseman Eric Chavez kicks the infield dirt.Dewayne Wise comes in to pinch-run for Cooper.Wise takes off for second base and would advance on a Proctor wild pitch.  He would be forced out at third on an Edwin Encarnacion ground ball but w...
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