Hit in the head by a bullet at 160km / h

Paul Rouget, Media365: published on Wednesday August 18, 2021 at 3:59 p.m.

Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt was hit in the head by a 160 km / hour bullet on Tuesday during the MLB game against the White Sox. His trainer was then reassuring.

A scary image. Tuesday night, during the MLB (Major League Baseball) game between the Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics, Chris Bassitt, pitcher for the Californian team, was struck in the head, at 160 kilometers per hour, by a bullet struck by Brian Goodwin that he could not avoid. He then immediately collapsed holding his face, plunging the other players and the Guaranteed Rate Field stadium into great concern. The outcome of the match, ultimately won 9-0 by the Illinois franchise, quickly became incidental. « We all hope he gets away with just a bruise, » White Sox manager Tony La Russa then commented.

« He is aware, reassured his coach Bob Melvin at the end of the meeting. And he always has been. We do not think there is a problem with his eye. I have the impression that it is « was underneath. He has a few cuts and had to have a few stitches put in. He is undergoing tests and we will know more about any fractures tomorrow. » Former Bassitt teammate Jake Lamb, now in Chicago, was « very scared. It goes beyond baseball. He’s a friend, and a former teammate. I don’t think about the game at allThe last such accident took place last year in New York, during Masahiro Tanaka’s first training session with the Yankees. The Japanese pitcher was also hit in the face. , which had caused him a concussion.

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