ANDl outfielder for the New York Mets, Kevin Pillar, suffered multiple nasal fractures after being hit in the face by a straight line.
The Mets reported Tuesday that Pillar will be examined by a facial specialist in Atlanta to determine the next steps.
In a chilling scene that shook both teams, Pillar was hit in the nose when pitching 95 miles per hour Braves reliever Jacob Webb with the bases loaded in the seventh inning Monday night. Pillar collapsed and blood spurted from the nose when he raised his head.
After the game, the Mets manager Luis Rojas said the veteran outfielder was taken to a hospital for a CT scan.
Shortly after, Pillar offered an encouraging report on his Twitter account:
“Thank you all for all the messages! A scare, but I’m fine!”
The Pillar thing added to a series of casualties that have decimated the Mets.
The same night, the opener Taijuan Walker had to leave prematurely in a 3-1 win over the Braves.