Seventh inning of impact in the game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. The game being played by Major League Baseball (MLB) was interrupted, for a few moments, after an unexpected action. Jacob Webb threw a straight ball that ended up hitting Kevin Pillar in the face, specifically, in the nose.
The pitch that the Mets player received was going at more than 152 kilometers per hour, causing multiple fractures to his nose. Pillar was forced to leave the field at the amount of blood on his face. It should be noted that, despite the strong impact, he managed to walk off the pitch.
The New York Mets addressed the incident. “Pillar suffered multiple nasal fractures. She will meet with a facial specialist in Atlanta to determine next steps. “, the Mets noted.
Kevin Pillar also communicated with his followers, through his Twitter account: “Thanks to everyone who has reached out! Scary moment, but I’m fine! “wrote the Mets outfielder.
Kevin Pillar was just drilled in the face by a pitch and immediately left the game in Atlanta.
Hoping for the best 🙏 pic.twitter.com/T67yrlkWoU
— UNB! Sports MLB (@unbsportsmlb) May 18, 2021
Before Pillar’s departure, Khalil Lee made his MLB debut. The New York Mets won the game with a score of 3-1. With this victory they remain leaders of the Central Division of the National League.
The Mets outfielder’s injury adds to the injured player statistic. In the first weeks of the 2021 MLB season, 556 batters have been hit. In 2019, the highest number of injured was reached with a total of 1984 athletes beaten.