Josh Beckett threw a no-hitter for the Dodgers on Sunday. Teammate Hyun-Jin Ryu nearly topped that on Monday, taking a perfect game into the eighth inning vs. the Reds. In between the two strong pitching feats, Los Angeles placed starting catcher A.J. Ellis on the disabled list.
He sprained his ankle celebrating Beckett’s no-no in Philadelphia when he landed on Drew Butera’s catcher’s mask.
From ESPN LA:
“My right foot landed right on top of it and rolled it pretty good,” Ellis said. “I knew right away that it was more significant than other ankle rolls I’ve had in the past. I’m beyond frustrated.”
Perhaps baseball should add some unwritten rules about proper celebration decorum. At least Ellis’ injury doesn’t sound as bad as when Kendrys Morales shattered his leg celebrating a walk-off home run a few years ago with the Angels.