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Brian Jeroloman was on the receiving end Wednesday night of one of the most violent collisions of the 2013 baseball season. The catcher for the Nationals’ Double-A affiliate in Harrisburg, Jeroloman was blocking home plate during Game 1 of the Eastern League semifinals when he was absolutely cleaned out by Erie SeaWolves second baseman Brandon Douglas. Douglas’ shoulder connected with Jeroloman’s chin, dislodging the ball and sending the catcher’s helmet and mitt flying Jeroloman was taken to the hospital with a gash on his chin, and the Senators placed him on the disabled list the following day. The hit was jarring but, according to Harrisburg manager Matt LeCroy, well within the rules. “That was a pretty good hit at the plate, a clean play,” LeCroy told The Patriot News. Check out the play in the video below. Your browser does not support iframes. Filed under: Headlines, Minor League Baseball, Zack Cox

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Brandon Douglas of the Double-A Erie Seawolves (Tigers affiliate) slammed into Harrisburg catcher Brian Jeroloman during the seventh inning of their game on Wednesday night.
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