There was a scary moment in Wednesday night’s MLB game in St. Louis between the hometown Cardinals and the Philadelphia. Phillies.
Phillies slugger Bryce Harper was hit in the face by a 97 mph fastball while at-beating at the top of the sixth inning.
A replay shows Harper tried to raise his right hand to block the ball, but the Cardinals’ Genesis Cabrera midfield hit Harper directly instead.
Harper immediately descended to the ground and appeared to check herself for blood or other signs of injury. He was soon joined by a Phillies teammate and was greeted by a team coach as he left the field.
A cut was seen on the left side of Harper’s nose as he exited the canoe and made his way to the clubhouse. He did not come back, according to ESPN.
The teams were tied at 3-3 at the time, but Philadelphia ultimately won 5-3.
Harper posted a video after the game.
“Whaddup, everyone? Bryce Harper here. Everything feels good. Everything is back fine,” he said.
“CT, all that kind of stuff. So the face is still there. We’re all good. See you guys.”
Cabrera apologized after the game, ESPN reported.
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“My prayers are with Bryce Harper,” the pitcher said. “I really wish him the best. I hope he will recover quickly.
The pitcher claimed the ball just slipped away from him and he was not deliberately throwing Harper.