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You think you had a bad day at work? Check out what happened to Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins. That's right, it hit him exactly where you think it did. And to make matters worse, Hawkins gave up a game-tying, two-run homer after taking the “direct hit” on a comebacker to his groin.
The veteran righthander said he was not wearing a protective cup and it felt like he was “kicked by a mule” when the Dodgers' Jerry Hairston Jr. one-hopped the ball to his boys. Three pitches later, pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit an opposite-field blast to tie the game at 4.
Hawkins got out of the inning, but limped off the field and was in severe pain after the game.
At least the fans in the background felt his pain.
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Anthony DiComo, the Mets beat writer for MLB.com, wrote an article on Tuesday night about how LaTroy Hawkins has gone from thinking about retiring at seasons end to preparing to pitch in his 20th big league season next year.
Two months ago, LaTroy Hawkins was convinced he was going to retire at season’s end.
“I don’t recover like I used to,” he said at the time. “It’s...
LaTroy Hawkins of the Mets took a comebacker from Jerry Hairston of the Dodgers directly in a place where no man hopes to ever have to be hit. The incident occurred during the 8th inning of the Dodgers 5-4 win over the Mets in extra innings. LaTroy was ‘fine’ following the direct shot, but took to Twitter after the game to let folks know that it was truly a direct hit.
After 20 years of playing Major League Baseball without wearing a cup, New York Mets pitcher LaTroy Hawkins insists that he still will not wear one -- even after taking a direct hit. MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports that Hawkins missed Thursday night's game with the San Diego Padres due to pain and discomfort in the groin area suffered when the Dodgers' Jerry Hairston...
The lesson here is to always wear your cup, kids.
Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins had a bad day Wednesday. Not only did New York lose to L.A. 5-4 in 12 innings by giving up two runs in the ninth inning to tie the game, but Hawkins gave up those two runs on an Andre Ethier home run. Not only did Hawkins yield that home run to Ethier, but one batter prior, pitching to Jerry Hairston Jr...
Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins took one off the balls while the Mets were being swept in LA. No cup, LH had to be carried to the team bus.
So he's being fitted for a cup, right? Nope:
“I never have, I never will,” Hawkins said. “I tried it a couple of times in the minor leagues. It wasn’t comfortable. I’ve thrown a lot of innings. I’ve been in a lot of ballgames...
Yamma hamma. New York Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins has done an admirable job in the closer role for the team, subbing in for injured regular Bobby Parnell. But Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers was an excruciating experience on many, many fronts. Mostly on the crotchal region front. Coming in in the ninth inning […]The post LaTroy Hawkins hit in nuts by comebacker...
New York Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins blew a save against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night, but he had one of the most legitimate excuses possible. Prior to Andre Ethier’s game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth, Hawkins took a ground ball directly to the groin. To make matters worse, several Dodgers […]
New York Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins was hit directly in the groin by a ground ball during the ninth inning of Wednesday night's game in Los Angeles.
Hawkins was called on to close the game for the Mets in the ninth with a 4-2 lead. With a man on first and one out, Dodgers batter Jerry Hairston Jr. hit the grounder up the middle that nailed Hawkins square in the crotch....
You just gave up a game-tying two-run homer to Andre Ethier, your thoughts, LaTroy Hawkins?
- The Dodgers have won 40 of their last 48. This has nothing to do with the Cubs right now except it gives me an opportunity to post this gif of our old friend LaTroy Hawkins after serving up the game tying home run.
- Back to the Cubs, they've lost 13 of their last 17 and have moved into a tie for the 4th draft pick with the Brewers, in which they own the tiebreaker.
My friend Maggie Wiggin (@Maggie162) was on recap duty for the Mets game tonight on Metsblog.com and unfortunately was a little quick to give the Mets a 4-2 win over the Dodgers in LA this morning.
I wish #Mets pic.twitter.com/naUnjrrpaX
— Matthew Falkenbury (@dailystache) August 15, 2013
LaTroy Hawkins gave up a lead-off single and then with one out, a game tying two run home...
At least he had a cup, right? Nope.
Apparently he wasn't wearing a cup.
— Anthony Jackson (@dodgerscribe) August 15, 2013
1) The way the ball just deadens after it hits him … ow.
2) It looks like he’s laying an egg.
If you ever questioned why baseball players wear cups, yesterday is a good indicator.
LaTroy Hawkins wasn’t the first guy to take a foul ball right to the pocket rocket last night. Nope, that distinction belongs to Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan versus the Chicago Cubs. On a 2-1 pitch, Cubs catcher Wellington Castillo, with no regard for his position mate’s peas and carrot, achieved...
Things were going nicely ... the Mets had a 4-2 lead. Then SNY decided to show Orel Hershisher strike out Howard Johnson in Game 7 of the '88 NLCS ... on my 18th birthday ... like they do every year when the Mets visit Dodger Stadium. This marks the 25th anniversary of that monstrosity, so maybe they'll retire that video once and for all. Unfortunately in its place, they...
After 3-4 consecutive seasons of bullpen failures and a couple of unsuccessful revamps and overhauls by Sandy Alderson in 2011 and 2012, it looks like the Mets have finally turned a corner and figured things out this season. In doing so they’ve also uncovered a few potential keepers for 2014 and beyond, some of them developed through our system and others who were key acquisitions...