|Two players injured by baseballs|
Written by Bjoern Hartig (Contact & Archive) on August 16, 2009
Saturday was not a good day for the Mets' David Wright and Hiroki Kuroda of the Dodgers as both went down after being hit hard.
Wright left Saturday afternoon's 5-4 loss to the Giants in the bottom of the fourth inning after being hit in the helmet with a pitch by Matt Cain. He was in an 0-2 count when Cain's four-seamer struck the left side of his helmet by his ear, and the infielder immediately fell down on his stomach, where he lay motionless until team trainers rushed out. After several minutes, Wright was flipped over and was able to walk off the field under his own power, albeit with some help from the trainers.(Link with Video)
Dodgers pitcher Hiroki Kuroda apparently escaped serious injury despite being hit on the side of the head above the right ear by a Rusty Ryal line drive in the bottom of the sixth inning of Saturday night's game with the D-backs, which the Dodgers lost, 4-3, in 10 innings. (Link with Video)
It seems that both are doing reasonably well compared to what might have happened. Get well soon!