Wednesday night's game between the Houston Astros and Cleveland Indians was disrupted after midges swarmed the field.
Players brushed away the bugs with Carlos Carrasco becoming the primary victim. He appeared to get one of the pesky bugs in his eye on his first pitch to Yulieski Gurriel, who singled after Carrasco was briefly attended to by a trainer.
Colby Rasmus, the next batter, hit a two-run home run.
"It doesn't feel good," Carrasco said. "That's the first time this has happened to me, but I had to come back and get people out."
The scene brought back memories of the 2007 playoff games between the Indians and New York Yankees. The bugs distracted Joba Chamberlain, who stepped off the mound several times and caused numerous delays.
"They were everywhere," Terry Francona said. "In the dugout, it's hard to sense it, but when you get on the field, man, they were all over the place."