PITTSBURGH — A Major League Baseball ballplayer experienced every pitcher’s nightmare – when a batter’s line drive speeds right toward your head.
In the second inning of Tuesday’s Pirates-Brewers game, Pittsburgh’s Jameson Taillon pitched to Milwaukee’s Hernan Perez who smacked a hit right toward the young pitcher, FOX 4 reported.
Taillon attempted to duck out of the way of the 105 mph smack, but the ball hit him in the head.
In the video posted on Facebook, an audible groan from the crowd was heard as the ball bounced off his head and into left field for a hit.
Even the commentators were largely speechless as medical staff rushed to the 24-year-old pitcher, who was then lying on the ground.
It was a heart-stopping moment as Taillon went down to the ground, but miraculously, he was back on his feet moments later. Not only was he able to get back up, he stayed in the game.
Trainers examined him for several minutes, before giving him the all clear. Then, Taillon went back to work, FOX 4 reported.