Cards pitcher hit in face by line drive
Posted on: September 25, 2010 3:34 pm
Edited on: September 25, 2010 3:35 pm
Cardinals reliever Blake Hawksworth suffered "severe lacerations" to his mouth and upper lip, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (via Twitter ) after being struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of the Cubs' Sam Fuld during the fifth inning of Saturday's game.
Hawksworth appeared to be hit near the right side of his mouth. He was conscious and left the field under his own power before being taken to a hospital for X-rays.
-- David Andriesen
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