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Rockies' Nicasio hit in face with line drive

Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:30 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2011 11:29 pm
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By Evan Brunell

NicasioJuan Nicaso was hit in the face with a line drive off the bat of Ian Desmond, sending the Rockies starting pitcher down in a heap and out of the game.

After Nicasio had already given up two runs (one unearned) on two hits in the first, the Nationals shortstop rocketed the hit to kick off the second inning. He was down on the mound for an extended period of time before being placed on a stretcher and neck brace. He was removed on a cart and his hands were moving, CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler reports. It appeared as if he had no chance to defend himself as he had just completed his pitching motion.

Nicasio is in the midst of his rookie season, making 12 starts with a 3.95 ERA entering play on Friday. It's unclear the extent of the damage to Nicasio. We'll update when more information becomes available.

UPDATE: Nicasio "is at a local hospital resting and undergoing tests after being struck on the right side of the head," the Rockies announced on Twitter.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Rockies' Nicasio hit in face with line drive

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Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:53 pm
 

Rockies' Nicasio hit in face with line drive

I feel awful when I hear about this type of thing happening and it is simply numbing to watch. I hope he fully recovers, in terms of health and career, once he heals up.


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