Nationals’ Lucius Fox breaks on the field

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Washington National rookie infielder Lucius Fox perfectly summed up his team’s ugly season to date as he threw up on the infield grass two lanes into Sunday’s 12-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

“I just want to go out and say that the first game by Lucius Fox is going to be incredible,” MASN color analyst Kevin Frandsen said moments earlier when Giants leadoff man Joc Pederson stepped into the batter box.

“Oh oh!” MASN play-by-play man Bob Carpenter said as cameras captured Fox losing his lunch to the right of the pitcher’s mound while the audience gasped. Lucius Fox, has a stomach ache right behind the mound. “It looked like he was trying to get off the field and he threw up right behind the Nats’ pitcher and I do not know how else to describe it.”

Thanks, Bob. It covers approx.

“Oh, my God, third baseman Lucius Fox started running off the field and he’s vomiting on the field right at the pitcher’s mound,” said Giants radio play-by-play man Dave Flemming. “I have not seen that for a long time. Oh no. He may need to get out of this fight and they may need a snake out on the court. It did not look good. We’re a mile above the playing field here in DC, and we could see it as clearly as day. “

The 24-year-old Fox was helped off the field and replaced at third base by Maikel Franco. He still managed to make his mark on the game.

“We just have to play ball with a pile of vomit on the inside lane,” Flemming said before Pederson hit a solo homerun to give the Giants the early lead. “I hate being so graphic, but it was intense.”

The National Park crew eventually tried to wash away some of Fox’s clutter with buckets of water between rounds. Nationals fans on Twitter can expect to see the video of Fox throwing up a lot this season.

After the loss, which dropped Washington to 6-12, National Manager Dave Martinez said Fox was dealing with a stomach flu. He took some fluids before the match and felt good enough to play, but his body asked to be different. Fox, who made the opening day with a strong spring training session, is still on the hunt for his first major league hit. If he can match the starting speed he showed on Sunday while bending next to the mound with his bat, it should come sooner rather than later.

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