The New York Mets stopped a three-game skid last night, but that was the least of their worries after Kevin Pillar saw his life flash before his eyes.
In the top of the seventh inning, with the bases loaded in Mets up 1-0, Braves pitcher Jacob Webb tossed an out of control 94-MPH pitch that hit Pillar square in the nose. Within seconds, he was on the ground and gushing blood everywhere.
Shockingly, Kevin Pillar was able to walk off the field after the incident.
Following the win over the Braves — Pillar took to Twitter and updated everybody on his condition.
Mets manager Luis Rojas said after New York’s 3-1 win that Pillar left Truist Field in Atlanta to go to the hospital and undergo a CT scan.
“This guy is a warrior,” Rojas said. “He shows up every day to play hard, and you saw him. He got up on his feet and left. There’s no chance I thought he was going to be able to do that after I saw where the ball hit him in the face. He got up and he left. That’s at least one positive to see.”
The Mets (19-16) lead the NL East.