Found March 24, 2013 on
The Detroit Sports Site:
Prince Fielder had the hearts of Washington Nationals fans everywhere racing last week when he ripped a line drive back up the middle and off the left (non-throwing) wrist of ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg.
On a 1-1 pitch in the top of the fourth, Fielder centered up a Strasburg pitch and laced it just to Strasburg’s left. Washington’s pitcher, however, happens to fall off the mound a bit in that direction at the completion of his motion, and he attempted to catch the Fielder shot.
He failed, with the ball ricocheting off his wrist and into center field for a single.
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Strasburg immediately began shaking the wrist, in obvious pain. After several minutes talking with the Nationals’ trainer, though, he stayed in the game and completed three more innings.
The Tigers won, 4-3, with Strasburg taking the loss.
BEST OF MAXIM
Just Stephen Strasburg icing is wrist in the bottom of the fourth after getting drilled in the hand/wrist by a Prince Fielder liner. No big deal.
Well, the good news is it was his non-throwing hand...and he finished the inning...and he came out to pitch the fifth. But for a second there the 2013 season flashed before our eyes...
(Screencaps via MASN/TV)
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