David Wright Was Hit in the Head by His Own Bat Last Night (Video)
Well, it was a pretty weird night at the ballpark in Queens. Not only did Braves pitcher Tim Hudson suffer a horrific broken ankle, but Mets third baseman David Wright got hit in the head by a bat.
And it wasn’t just any bat. It was his bat.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, with one on and nobody out, Wright grounded a pitch to the Braves’ shortstop for an easy 5-4-3 double play. However, the guy never even left the batter’s box after his bat cracked at the handle and the barrel swung around and hit him in the back of the head.
Take a look:
Just like the Mets announcers, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that before.
Of course, Wright has a history of head injuries. The Giants’ Matt Cain hit him in the noggin with a fastball in August of 2009, and he missed three weeks with a concussion. So obviously, after taking a blow to the head like that, the Mets and their fans were a little worried about their franchise player.
Fortunately, though, Wright was okay. He shook the whole thing off and was able to remain in the game.