Kevin Pillar Bloody After DRILLED In The Face By 94-MPH Fastball!
Mets Kevin Pillar is tough as nails!
New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar suffered multiple nasal fractures when he took a 94-MPH fastball from Braves reliever Jacob Webb straight to his face.
Pillar was placed on the 10-day injured list but was at Truist Park to watch the second game of the series between the NL East rivals. Watch the video of Kevin Pillar Bloody face after being drilled by 94MPH Fastball…
“I know how tough that can be on someone who feels responsible for someone getting injured… He needs to continue to be confident and believe in himself.” -Kevin Pillar on Jacob Webb hitting him in the face pic.twitter.com/SgS2fGDdaN
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) May 18, 2021
CelebnSports247.com reports that Kevin Pillar is showing off his battle scars to the media less than 24 hours after being hit in the face with a fastball.
New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar was drilled in the face by a 94-MPH pitch, and he was immediately raced to the hospital.
Kevin, a 32-year-old who’s known as one of the toughest dudes in the MLB, couldn’t duck out of the way … and was hit flush right in the middle of his face.
You can see in the video and pictures, blood was pouring out of what appeared to be multiple areas of his face.
Prayers out to Kevin Pillar. Hope he’s okay ?? pic.twitter.com/ClNayXVDyQ
— Pitcherclips (@pitcherclips) May 18, 2021
But, after several moments on the ground, Pillar was able to get up and walk off the field under his own power … though Mets manager Luis Rojas said his player required an immediate trip to the hospital for testing.
Pillar said he’ll “be fine” and knows Webb didn’t intentionally try to hit him.
Kevin Pillar said (above):
I know he feels bad, I know me and him have talked last night, today. I’m almost more worried about him than I am myself. I know I saw his reaction and I know how tough that could be on someone who feels responsible for someone getting injured.
The Mets said in a statement Tuesday morning, Pillar suffered “multiple nasal fractures” and will require further testing and meetings with doctors to figure out his next steps in recovery.
Luis Rojas with the latest update on Kevin Pillar:
“Right now he’s in the hospital. They’re doing a CT scan. We’ll find out more probably later tonight.” pic.twitter.com/ddy26gdHyW
— SNY (@SNYtv) May 18, 2021
— Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4) May 18, 2021
Take care of yourself, Kevin.