Kevin Pillar of the New York Mets suffered multiple nasal fractures
The New York Mets announced the outfielder on Tuesday Kevin Pillar He suffered multiple nasal fractures from a ball he received in the face Monday night during a game against Atlanta Braves at Truist Park.
“He will meet with a facial specialist in Atlanta to determine the next steps,” New York said in a statement.
The Mets won 3-1 on Monday in the seventh inning of the game, which was a relief Jacob Webb He hit the pillar in the face with a fastball at 94 mph. The player leaked heavily while being maintained on the ground, but entered the cave without assistance and was later transferred to a local hospital.
The player then posted an encouraging message on his social media saying he was fine.
In the first six weeks of the 2021 season, the pitcher hit 556 batteries, averaging 0.92 per game. The all-time hitting record (1,984) set in 2019 this year, last played a full season, is the plan that could be broken.
By winning the first game of the series against Atlanta, a division rival, New York broke through three setbacks and dominated a game in the Eastern Division of the National League with a score of 19-16. It hurt many of its stars.
“This is a very difficult time for the whole team and we pray that everything goes well with Kevin,” said Dominican manager Luis Rojas.
“I think our team has handled all the suffering we faced with injuries very well. I like the fitness of the team very much and the boys continue to excel during difficult times and it adds pride to me,” he added.
In his first season with the Mets, he hit the outfielder .247 with two home runs and seven Reserve Banks in 27 games and 77 ups. The pillar, which exhibits extraordinary defensive qualities, has hit .262 in nine years in the major leagues.