On Monday night, in the seventh inning, 3-1 Mets win at Trust Park. And Kevin pillar left the game after having a scary injury by hitting the 94.5mph fastball on the face.
The Kevin Pillar went off the field to the locker room after the medical team of the Met checked him. Pillar was then hospitalized, and he underwent a CT scan.
After an hour of the injury happened, in-game Pillar tweeted for thanking everyone that reached out. He also said that was a scary moment, but now I’m feeling well.
The manager of Mets Luis Rojas said that this man is a warrior. Every day he plays hard. And you saw him he got up himself and left. He also said that I could not even think that after hooting the ball on his face, he will do that. But then I saw after that scary injury that he stood up and left the field.
Braves manager Brian Snitker stated that he would keep that kid in his prayers. And he is hoping For everything to be OK. He said that this guy is pro, as he managed himself and praised the way he plays.
Jeff Mathis, Atlanta catcher, said that was terrible. He doesn’t want to do that, but it is a part of baseball. He said that we could hope that he is OK.
Mets are considered unlucky in case of injuries, as on Monday night, Taijuan Walker left the game due to left side tightness in the third.
And it is not the first time Pillar has hit a pitch to his face. Before Monday night’s HBP, Pillar experienced two angles to the helmet. The first time he experienced this tragedy on 8th April 2016, Pillar was a member of the Blue Jays, and he played against Red Sox. And the second time encountered it on 30th august 2019 when he was a member of the Giants, and he was playing against Padres. This time he faced a 97 mph fastball.