Torrealba shaken, not stirred after foul balls

Torrealba shaken, not stirred after foul balls

MILWAUKEE -- Padres catcher Yorvit Torrealba was feeling much better Sunday after he departed Saturday's game as a precaution after taking two foul balls of his protective mask in the fifth inning.

"It happens, but the first one bothered me more than usual," Torrealba said. "That first one got me pretty good."

Torrealba was noticeably shaken after Brewers third baseman Casey McGehee fouled a ball off the top of Torrealba's mask. Manager Bud Black paid a visit to him at the plate.

"He took a pretty strong blow to the face," Black said. "It buckled him."

Torrealba was hit in the mask by another foul ball later in the inning. He was replaced by Nick Hundley defensively in the sixth inning.

Torrealba, who by the end of the game said he was feeling a lot better, said he was dizzy for a moment after the McGehee foul ball and initially had trouble reading the mammoth scoreboard beyond center field.

"I don't know how to explain it, you get dizzy for a second or two," Torrealba said. "It's like someone punched you as hard as they could on top of the forehead -- like there's all this pressure on the forehead."

Hundley got the start behind the plate Sunday, though that likely would have happened anyway since it was a day game after a night game.