Mets’ Kevin Pillar has multiple nasal fractures after bloody beaning

Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar suffered multiple nasal fractures after being hit in the face with a fastball Monday night.

Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar suffered multiple nasal fractures after being hit in the face with a fastball Monday night, the team announced. He’s set to meet a facial specialist in Atlanta to determine the next course of action.

Kevin Pillar was hit in the face by a pitch in the Mets’ win on May 17, 2021.
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Pillar, 32, was beaned by Jacob Webb’s 94 mph fastball in the top of the seventh inning and blood immediately gushed from his face. After several moments on the ground, he was able to walk off while covering his face with a towel.

“Thanks to everyone that has reached out!” Pillar wrote on Twitter after the game. “Scary moment, but I’m doing fine.”

The scary moment was the latest in a long string of injuries for the Mets, who earlier in their 3-1 win lost starting pitcher Taijuan Walker with left side tightness. Earlier Monday, the team placed Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil on the injured list with hamstring injuries.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Justin Tasch

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