Kevin Pillar is one robust cookie.
The Mets outfielder took a 94 mph fastball straight to the face in Monday night time’s game vs. the Braves. He instantly went down, bleeding profusely from the nostril, as the ball rocketed in the wrong way.
Pillar obtained up and walked off beneath his personal energy after the coaching workers got here out, although he was faraway from the game.
The Mets tweeted that he was at the hospital getting a CT scan. Pillar additionally tweeted that he was doing wonderful.
— Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4) May 18, 2021
Below is a clip of the scary scene:
Warning: The video accommodates graphic content material.
Kevin Pillar obtained hit in the face by a Jacob Webb fastball.
Amazingly, he walked off beneath his personal energy.
Still, a daunting scene nonetheless. pic.twitter.com/6kPINtKIYn
— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldABC) May 18, 2021
Everyone appeared to be shaken up, particularly Braves pitcher Jacob Webb, who threw the ball. The Braves eliminated him from the game as nicely.
Braves coaches Kevin Seitzer and Rick Kranitz have spent the previous half-inning on the dugout bench speaking with Jacob Webb ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/btCcycS4iI
— Bally Sports South (@BallySportsSO) May 18, 2021
The hit by pitch — on a 2-2 rely with bases loaded and two outs in the high of the seventh — pressured in a run to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. Khalil Lee pinch-ran for Pillar and stayed in to play proper discipline. Lee and Johneshwy (*94*) have been known as up on Monday after Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil went on the injured record.
It marked the second time in latest weeks the place a batter took a pitch to the face. The Phillies’ Bryce Harper took a 97 mph fastball to the nostril in April. He left the game after being left bloodied, however was deemed OK after clearing assessments.
Pillar, in his first season in New York, entered the batting .247 with 19 hits, 2 residence runs and 7 RBIs in 77 at-bats.