Scary video shows Atlanta Braves pitcher getting hit in the head by a line drive – though he now says he is fine
- Incident took place on Saturday at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia
- Sean Newcomb of the Braves was pitching to Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto
- Realmuto hit a line drive back toward Newcomb, hitting him in the head
- Newcomb was able to walk off on his own power, escorted by two trainers
Atlanta Braves starter Sean Newcomb left his team’s home game on Saturday in a scary scene after being hit in the back of the head by a line drive off the bat of Philadelphia’s J.T. Realmuto.
Newcomb was checked by a trainer and walked off the field under his own power in Atlanta, escorted by two trainers on Saturday.
The ball was clocked at 102 mph and caromed off Newcomb’s head and sailed into the netting behind the Phillies’ dugout on the third base side.
Realmuto covered his mouth with both hands as he ran to first base on what went as a ground-rule double.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Sean Newcomb throws a pitch on Saturday to Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto
Realmuto lines the ball right back toward Newcomb, who gets hit in the head
The ball ricochets off Newcomb’s head and bounces toward the dugout
The play occurred in the third inning at SunTrust Park.
Newcomb turned his head as the ball approached and knelt on the mound immediately after getting hit.
Catcher Tyler Flowers had him stay down while a trainer and Braves manager Brian Snitker came out to tend to the left-hander.
Touki Toussaint took Newcomb’s spot.
Newcomb reportedly slept fine despite having a bump on his head and a stiff neck, according to MLB.com.
Braves training staff immediately raced to the mound to make sure Newcomb was okay
Newcomb said he did not experience any concussion-related symptoms
‘I was with it the whole time,’ he told Fox Sports after the game.
‘I remember the whole play and all that kind of stuff. I knew I was pretty good as far as that went.
‘Obviously I got squared up in the head. A little sore.’
The Braves ended up losing the game to Philadelphia, 6-5. The loss snapped Atlanta’s eight-game winning streak.