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Cardinals Piscotty Hit Three Times In Same Inning

In a series of plays that you probably won’t ever see again, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty was hit three times with the ball in the same inning, with the last knocking him out of the game.

In the 5th inning, and one out, Piscotty was drilled by a pitch from Jake Arrieta on his right elbow, sending him to first base. Then Arrieta bounces a ball in the dirt and Piscotty heads to second and Cubs catcher Willson Contreras‘ throw hits Piscotty on his left elbow.

There is little doubt that anyone in the park saw this next play unfolding. Kolten Wong hit a ground a ball to the right side of the infield, second baseman Javier Baez tried to bare hand the ball, but let it slip by him, but with Piscotty running around third towards home, Baez picked up the ball and fired to the plate, drilling Piscotty on the left side of his head, hitting the ear flap of the helmet. Piscotty was safe on the play, but rolled over and stood down until the Cardinals trainer could attend to him.

He was able answer all the questions correctly from his trainer and walked off the field on his own two feet. He was to be evaluated Tuesday evening and again Wednesday morning, but Cardinals manager Mike Matheny told reporters that his outfielder appeared to be ok.

We wish Piscotty well after a strange and true case of unfortunate events.

David Conde
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