At the end of the seventh inning, the Mets held a 2-0 lead over the Braves
New York Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar faced a scary moment during the team’s game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
In the top of the seventh inning, Pillar came up to bat with the bases loaded and quickly fell behind 1-2 in the count with two outs. On the very next pitch, Braves pitcher Jacob Webb let the ball get away from him, and it drilled Pillar in the face.
Scary moment here for Kevin Pillar. pic.twitter.com/ry76F8dQ3e
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 18, 2021
Pillar fell to the ground and immediately grabbed his face. As he tried crawling, blood poured out of his nose, and Mets trainers ran to give him attention. Players showed frightening reactions on the field, and fans watching the game reacted on social media.
That was a scary, scary scene. I'm still amazed Kevin Pillar was able to walk off the field. Hoping for a speedy recovery. And I feel for Jacob Webb, who has to feel absolutely horrible about this. These are just people, and that gets completely lost in the competition sometimes.
— Grant McAuley (@grantmcauley) May 18, 2021
My thoughts are with Pillar and hoping everything is alright but let’s also keep Jacob Webb in our thoughts as he’s obviously very upset over this and I’m sure feels terrible. Bad situation all around
— mets karen (@emily_palmaccio) May 18, 2021
There’s so much science in baseball now. Front offices want to control the game. But no matter how many stats they compile & lab, you still can’t control the sport & what happens when a pitcher releases a ball. The ugly Pillar HBP is representative of the forgotten human element.
— Michael Baron (@michaelgbaron) May 18, 2021
Oh my god. Just missed the Pillar thing cuz I was on the phone.
Wow. That is so, so bad.
— Ari Alexander (@AriA1exander) May 18, 2021
If I was in the dugout I would go out and whip that motherfuckers ass!
— Paul Rossi (@PaulRos68198120) May 18, 2021
Decided it's better not to share the Pillar video.
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 18, 2021