Hit-by-pitches are a part of baseball’s down side.  But it’s usually only the hitter who has to absorb the blow. It’s not usually a three-person experience, but that’s what happened in last night’s Nats-Phillies game when a Stephen Strasburg pitch hit Jorge Alfaro, redirected into Matt Wieters’ facemask and then ricocheted off home-plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt: