New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit had a scary moment in yesterday’s game against the Colorado Rockies.
In the fourth inning against the Rockies, the Yankees’ slugger took a 91 mph fastball to the chin that sailed awkwardly from starting pitcher Chad Bettis.
However after being shaken up and checked out by a trainer and manager Aaron Boone, Voit would stay in the game to score in a run off a single from infielder Gleyber Torres.
Counting yesterday’s hit, he has been hit a team-high seven times this season.
Luke Voit just got hit in the face with a 91 MPH pitch and it didn’t leave a mark. Voit not human confirmed pic.twitter.com/rkq7VXZkcE— Kyle ⚾️ (@KyleNYY) July 20, 2019
Voit was later taken out of the game for precautionary reasons, but did pass all his concussion protocol and all other tests evaluated by New York’s staff.
As a baseball fan myself, it takes some backbone to stay in the game after taking a fastball to the chin like that.
Even though I do despise the Yankees team itself, I have to tip my cap to Voit for having to stay after the hit and help score in a run for the team.
New York would go on to beat Colorado 11-5. It was also in a game where the temperatures reached triple digits at game-time.
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