PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks took another hit Friday night, and this one was particularly gruesome.
Shortstop Didi Gregorius suffered a bruised right temple when he was struck in the head by a Josh Outman 94 mph fastball in the seventh inning of the D-backs 6-3 loss to the Rockies on Friday.
Gregorius, who extended his hitting streak to a season-long seven games with a single in the fourth inning, lay in the left-hand batters box for several moments before sitting up. He walked off the field under his own power and passed a verbal test to determine his cognitive level in the clubhouse, manager Kirk Gibson said.
It showed no neurological problems, Gibson said.
Gregorius was taken to a hospital for a CT scan and is a candidate for the seven-day disabled list, Gibson added. That list was specifically implemented several years ago to accommodate players with possible concussion symptoms.
And perhaps no one knew how Gregorius felt more than Brandon McCarthy, who went six innings Fr...