New York Mets player says he’s doing fine after getting hit in face by 94 mph fastball

New York Mets' Kevin Pillar is hit in the face with a pitch from Atlanta Braves pitcher Jacob Webb in the seventh inning of a baseball game Monday, May 17, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

(CNN) — New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar said he’s doing fine after getting hit in the nose by a 94 mph fastball during Monday’s game against the Atlanta Braves.

“Thanks to everyone that has reached out! Scary moment but I’m doing fine,” Pillar wrote on Twitter.

The Mets secured a 3-1 win against the Braves in Atlanta’s Truist Park.

Pillar was hit by the pitch from the Braves’ Jacob Webb in the seventh inning. Video shows Webb throw the pitch and moments later, Pillar falls to the ground in pain and with blood streaming out of his nose.

Pillar was able to walk off the field.

He was taken to the hospital to get a CT scan, the Mets tweeted.

“Thinking of our guy,” the team wrote.


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