ATLANTA — You won’t see many things scarier than what happened to the New York Mets’ Kevin Pillar.
In the seventh inning of Monday’s game against the Braves, Atlanta reliever Jacob Webb drilled Pillar in the nose with a 95 mph fastball. Pillar immediately went down. He was in pain and blood covered his nose — so much of it, in fact, that the grounds crew had to go out onto the field and clean it up.
The hit by pitch, which came with the bases loaded, gave the Mets a 2-0 lead over the Braves. But it might mean the Mets just lost another player.
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The Mets did not immediately provide an update on Pillar.
Pillar had performed well in Brandon Nimmo’s absence. He’s hitting only .250, but he has launched a couple important home runs, has notched a few key hits and has played great defense in the outfield.
He then became the latest Met to suffer an injury.