Before Friday night, Elliot Johnson was mostly known for
his spot-on impressions of ESPN personality Tim Kurkjian.
Now, he'll be remembered for a painful face-first slide.
In the last play of a 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays, Johnson tried to score from
second base, nose-diving into home
Catcher Jeff Mathis aptly blocked the
plate, and the sequence left quite the mark on Johnson's face.
Rays starter David
Price took it a step further afterward, posting a picture of Johnson's battered face on Twitter.
Johnson didn't get a concussion, but he did regret not having the score to go with his scars.
"I wish I could have gotten a little better shot on
him, but it's his job just to get in there and get off there as best he can, so
he did a good job there," Johnson said. "I just barely got
any of him. He was really, really low. I usually get low, too, but I didn't
connect with him."
His face connected with something, though. Check it out below.
Photo via Lockerz.com/David Price