Game 117 / 65-52 / 1st / +1G : The line-drive come backer that nails a pitcher square in the noggin. The worst thing that can happen in baseball. Your heart sinks when you see it or hear about it. And tonight it happened to Yankees starter Bryan Mitchell. Forget the walk-off win. Forget the critical victory in a tight pennant race. The good news is that it was not a direct hit to Mitchell’s eye socket. Our prayers are with him.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Yankees 8, Twins 7
The Big Shot
“Off the hat, then the nose, then center field. Obviously I never saw it. As soon as it hit me, I knew that I had just gotten hit, but my eyes were OK, my jaw was OK. I knew that I was basically alive” ‐ Bryan Mitchell (h/t: Chad Jennings / LoHud)
FOOTNOTES : A very Happy 44th Birthday to Jorge Posada!