Jeremy Hefner left today’s game after getting hit with a comebacker in his fourth inning of work. He is headed to the hospital for X-rays.
Carlos Beltran was the hitter when Hefner was struck, and Hefner was unable to get out of the way of the ball headed right back at him off of Beltran’s bat. The ball hit him in his pitching arm around his elbow, which is always scary.
It’s a frightening sight any time a pitcher gets hit by a batted ball, but according to a tweet by ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Dan Warthen stated it didn’t seem serious. Hopefully the X-rays will confirm what Warthen has stated.
Before leaving the game, Hefner pitched three innings, giving up five hits and two earned runs.
We will update this post with any further information…