Mets’ Pillar takes fastball to the face, left bloody

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar was hit in the face on Monday night against the Atlanta Braves. He left the game after being bloody.

Pillar needed medical attention on the field before departing the game. He tweeted out after the game that he was fine.

New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar raises his hand after hitting a double against the Atlanta Braves
Kevin Pillar raises his hand after hitting a double against the Atlanta Braves (Photo by the New York Mets/Instagram)

He took a 94 mph pitch to the face by Jacob Webb in the seventh inning. Pillar was transported to a local hospital once he left the game to receive a CT Scan.

“This guy is a warrior,” Rojas said, via News12’s Kevin Maher. “He shows up every day to play hard. You guys saw him, he got up on his feet and he left. There’s no chance I thought he’d be able to do that after I saw the ball hit him in the face. He got up and he left, that’s at least one positive to see.”

This season, Pillar — who signed with the Mets in the off-season after spending last season with the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies — has a .250 batting average with two home runs and eight RBIs. He has 20 hits in 28 games.

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