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Chris Iannetta Takes A 93-Mph Heater To The Face (VIDEO)
That’ll ruin your day.
Chris Iannetta was forced to leave the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning on Friday after he was drilled in the face by a 93-mph fastball from reliever Johnny Barbato.
OUCH ! Chris Iannetta exits after getting hit in the face by the pitch! pic.twitter.com/hGpfpyLXbv
— TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) May 13, 2017
He was taken to a hospital for further evaluation, the team announced.
“He was up walking around. Everything was OK,” manager Torey Lovullo said after the game, according to ESPN. “Anytime there’s head trauma, anytime a pitch hits you in that area, you are never comfortable until a diagnosis is made, so we’re using every precaution possible to make sure he’s OK.”