Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 11/16/14
And now for your painful story of the day.On Monday, the New York Mets squared off against Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander. The game started out with a bang for the Mets as leadoff man Jordany Valdespin took Verlander deep to get New York on the board early.Apparently, his jog around the bases was a little too hotdoggish.Because a couple of at-bats later, Valdespin's trip to the plate wasn't so joyful. He took a 94 MPH fastball from one of the game's hardest throwers right to the groin area.Mets beat writer Mike Puma detailed the whole situation on Twitter.Valdespin leadoff homer against Verlander. It was Valdespin's third homer of spring.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) March 11, 2013All was good until....Valdespin drilled in groin area by 94 mph heater.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) March 11, 2013I know Collins warned Valdespin two weeks ago that he was going to get drilled if he kept hotdogging.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) March 11, 2013Valdespin was lifted in favor of a pinch runner after the incident. Where exactly did it hit?Valdespin says he is OK ... Asked where he got hit: "My dick," Valdespin said.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) March 11, 2013Is he okay?Valdespin: "“Everything is good, working good, normally, everything is great.”— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) March 11, 2013Verlander chimes in....Verlander on drilling Valdespin: "Right out of the hand it’s like, ‘Oh, sh--. That is right at his balls. ’ "— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) March 11, 2013Mets not too pleased with the youngster...Mets aren't happy with Valdespin's judgement - he wasn't wearing a cup, I was just told.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) March 11, 2013Via Deadspin
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