PHOENIX -- After taking a line drive off the face mask, umpiring crew chief Dale Scott left Friday's game between the D-backs and the Nationals with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning.The ball that struck Scott came off the bat of Miguel Montero on a pitch from Stephen Strasburg. The veteran umpire slowly went to the ground for a few minutes while a D-backs trainer examined him. Scott eventually walked off the field and third-base umpire CB Bucknor took over behind home plate after a nine-minute delay.
Strasburg was working on a no-hitter at the time of Scott's injury, but walked Montero when play resumed and gave up an RBI single to Chris Johnson, knotting the score at 1 before Gerardo Parra grounded out to end the inning.
Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.