Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was nailed in the head by a Jordan Lyles fastball in the second inning of today’s game against the Colorado Rockies. Vogelsong stayed down for several moments, before eventually being carted off the field while holding a towel to his face. A pinch runner came in for him, and…
Emergency personnel took Rymer Liriano to a Phoenix-area hospital after the Brewers outfielder took a Matt West fastball to the face during the Milwaukee-L.A. Dodgers spring training game today in Arizona.
Just days after we watched Arizona State’s Johnny Sewald catch his own hit by pitch, it happened again last night as Norfolk Tides outfielder Dariel Álvarez snagged Manny Delcarmen’s errant pitch and returned it back to the former Red Sox hurler himself.
One Korean journalist for KBS worked on a feature on baseball players being hit by pitches, and did some firsthand reporting to find out if it hurts to be hit by a baseball. It does!