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Friday, August 08, 2014

Jennings takes liner off head in Marlins loss to Pirates

In one seventh-inning instant, the game became secondary.

The Marlins and Pirates played through a horrific episode that saw lefty reliever Dan Jennings take a Jordy Mercer liner off the left side of his head. The ball went straight up and into the glove of shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.

A shocked and disoriented Jennings went down and got up immediately. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia arrived and helped him down to a knee. PNC Park went silent. Jennings’ teammates gathered and Mercer in a catcher’s crouch looked on from the infield grass between first base and the mound.

It sounds like he’s going to be OK, but man, that was scary.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 08, 2014 at 07:53 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: concussions, general, injuries, marlins, miami, miami marlins, pirates, pittsburgh, pittsburgh pirates, safety

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   1. Canker Soriano Posted: August 08, 2014 at 11:14 AM (#4767040)
Watching him get up and stumble around was way worse than if he had just laid on the ground.
   2. JRVJ Posted: August 08, 2014 at 12:12 PM (#4767108)
My thoughts go to this young man.

Scary.
   3. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: August 08, 2014 at 12:24 PM (#4767119)
It's so scary, and there's so little that can be done to stop it.
   4. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: August 08, 2014 at 12:29 PM (#4767124)
Would the big cap have helped?
   5. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: August 08, 2014 at 03:22 PM (#4767280)
Kirk Gibson must go.
   6. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 08, 2014 at 03:49 PM (#4767322)
I think the ball would have definitely hit the big cap (on the side).
You can see in the video on the MLB site that his hat moves upwards just a bit as he gets hit, so I think it struck it.
   7. JE (Jason) Posted: August 08, 2014 at 06:09 PM (#4767485)
Keith Hernandez must go too.
   8. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: August 08, 2014 at 10:54 PM (#4767602)
I'm shocked that he didn't suffer a skull fracture. That ball was SMOKED and it looked like a direct hit.

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