St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty was forced out of last night's 2–1 loss to the rival Chicago Cubs after getting hit by a pitch and then drilled by multiple throws in the worst trip around the base paths I've ever seen.
The first beaning came on an inside fastball from Cubs hard throwing righty Jake Arrieta. Piscotty tried to jump out of the way, but the ball caught him on the elbow.
The second beaning came after Piscotty took second on a wild pitch. Cubs catcher Willson Contreras found the ball and fired it down to second, where it plunked Piscotty in his other elbow.
The last and scariest of the sequence came as Piscotty tried to score from second on an infield single that got past Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, Piscotty broke for home. Baez recovered and fired a bullet to the plate, where the ball hit Piscotty's helmet so hard that it popped off his head. I really hope I don’t start seeing people calling for chin straps on baseball helmets after this.
That was the end of things for Piscotty, he was taken out of the game and covered in multiple layers of bubble wrap and given something for the pain. As of this moment he has been placed in the MLB concussion protocol but hopefully he will be back soon.
Baseball is weird sometimes.
An anonymous hero of the internet added a ‘Scott Sterling soccer soundtrack' to video of Piscotty getting hit and knowing that he is OK, we can watch the video and enjoy it guilt free.
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