MLB summary in the National League on May 17, 2021: Kevin Pillar hit by a throw in the face


New York Mets right fielder Kevin Pillar suffered multiple nasal fractures after being hit by a pitch to the face on Monday night in a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves, the team announced Tuesday morning. .

Pillar will meet with a facial specialist in Atlanta to determine treatment, the Mets added.

As the goals were filled in the seventh inning, Pillar was hit in the face by a 95 mph throw from Jacob Webb, resulting in a point.

Pillar fell to the ground, his nose bloodied.

Several players did not hide their state of shock and their concern at this frightening scene.

“It was really scary,” said Mets manager Luis Rojas. It’s amazing that he’s here walking around.

“He joked to me that if his vision wasn’t so affected, he would fight with me to be in the lineup. « 

Pillar was able to stand up and he was escorted off the field while walking, towel to his face.

A pitcher change was then made to the Braves as Webb left.

Webb said he was aiming for a high shot, but the bullet slipped past him.

« I didn’t want to hit him, » said the pitcher, still reeling from the incident. The bullet left my hand in a funny way, I felt it right away. « 

Webb has tried to reach Pillar, who has made it known he doesn’t blame him. The Mets player also tweeted an encouraging update.

“Thank you all for taking care of my condition. It was scary but I’m correct! He wrote on Twitter.

Pillar collapsed to the ground and when he lifted his head he was bleeding profusely. A CT scan showed there was no damage other than the fractures.

“I’m sure I’m thinking of him,” said Webb. I hurt him. It’s hard to move forward. It’s something to get out of your mind, to reconnect with what you have to do. « 

Braves manager Brian Snitker has said he’s probably going to give Webb a day or two.

« You hate it to happen, but things like that happen, » Snitker said. The next time he is at the mound, he has to concentrate on his job again. « 

James McCann broke a 0-0 tie with a double in the seventh.

Johneshwy Fargas hit a one-run double in the eighth for his first hit in his Major debut.

New York starter Taijuan Walker conceded a hit and no runs in three innings before leaving due to stiff muscles.

Elsewhere in the National League:

San Francisco 6 – Cincinnati 3
SF: Logan Webb shut out Reds for six innings
CIN: Nick Castellanos and Eugenio Suarez hit CCs in the 8th inning

Washington 3 – Chicago Cubs 7

WAS: Jon Lester was returning to Chicago, with whom he won the World Series in 2016
CHC: Willson Contreras, Jason Heyward and Javier Baez hit home runs at Lester’s expense

Colorado 0 – San Diego 7
COL: Jon Gray allowed 7 runs, including 5 earned, and 10 SC in 5 2/3 innings
SD: Yu Darvish struck out 10 batters in 7 innings, hit a double and scored a run

Arizona 1 – Los Angeles Dodgers 3



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