Jeff Nelson, the home plate umpire for the Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, will not return to umpire the remaining games in the series after suffering a concussion on Tuesday. Major League Baseball announced that Mike Everitt will replace Nelson for the remainder of the ALCS.
Kerwin Danley, who had been working at second base prior, took over for Nelson at home plate, and had to go to the umpires' locker room to get set up with the home plate umpire gear.between the bottom of the fourth inning and the top of the fifth as the umpiring crew had to reshuffle. The rest of the game was played without an umpire on the left-field line.
The ALCS will resume Thursday after Game 4, originally scheduled for Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium,. With the postponement, .
Game 5 of the ALCS is pushed to Friday night at Yankee Stadium and Games 6 and 7 in Houston on Saturday and Sunday, if necessary. The Astros lead the series, 2-1. The ALCS winner will face the Washington Nationals, , on Tuesday, Oct. 22 for Game 1 of the World Series.