Giancarlo Stanton Takes Pitch To The Face, Leaves In Ambulance
Tonight the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face by a pitch from the Brewers' Mike Fiers. If you're squeamish, don't watch (although if the headline didn't keep you from clicking...):
Stanton looks like he was hit on the cheek bone, and he had blood coming out of his mouth. He was taken off the field in an ambulance, and with him likely went the Marlins' season. But with Stanton leading the league in just about every power stat you can think of, he could try to come back. But after seeing and hearing that pitch hit his face, I'd say his season is done (note: David Young is not a doctor, and honestly, doesn't know shit about anything).
Madness in the Marlins-Brewers game. Giancarlo Stanton got beaned in the face. Very ugly. Then the next batter got hit too. Benches cleared.
— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) September 12, 2014
To clear things up, Stanton swung at the pitch, so he was not given first base and the pitch was called a strike. Reed Johnson came in to complete the at-bat, and he too swung at a pitch that hit him (in the hand), so the at-bat was a two-batter, two HBP, strike out. No wonder the Marlins charged the field.
Our thoughts are with Stanton and we hope for a speedy recovery.
David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated, and is now one for SportsGrid.com. Follow him on Twitter @turkeysflying.
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