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Oswalt hit by line drive in spring game

Posted on: March 23, 2011 2:25 pm
Edited on: March 23, 2011 4:16 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Phillies starting pitcher Roy Oswalt has been hit by a line drive off the bat of Manny Ramirez in a spring training game against the Rays. Initial reports speculated the ball hit him in the head, neck or shoulder. He immediately went down to the ground -- at which time his teammates hurried to check on his well-being -- and later got up. He was able to walk to the locker room under his own power, which is a good sign. (MLB.com via Twitter )

UPDATE: Oswalt was struck behind his right ear. Fortunately, he never lost consciousness. He's getting X-Rays. (Jim Salisbury via Twitter ) Other reports support this one and add that Oswalt also has a neck contusion and has suffered some dizziness.

UPDATE TWO: The X-Rays were negative, so that's one area where Oswalt is in the clear. (Salisbury Twitter )

UPDATE THREE:
Oswalt had a CT scan, which turned up negative as well. In fact, he told Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee that he wanted to stay in the game. (MLB.com via Twitter )

Factoring everything in, it seems he dodged a bullet and is fine.

There is a youtube video of the play , though it's not likely to last too long before being pulled.

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Comments

Since: Aug 5, 2009
Posted on: March 24, 2011 9:30 am
 

Oswalt hit by line drive in spring game

I just went to youtube and typed in Oswalt line drive and found it.



Since: Feb 9, 2009
Posted on: March 24, 2011 7:56 am
 

Oswalt hit by line drive in spring game

If they say he was hit behind the ear...well that's good for him...the Temporal region of the skull is the hardest part of the head.

I'm sure he craped in his jock strap anyways. Anyone got a vid on this?



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: March 24, 2011 7:17 am
 

Oswalt hit by line drive in spring game

All of you who say the ball wasn't hit hard are full of it! I was at the game sitting a few rows behind the Rays dugout. I was probably even with the pitcher's mound. The ball was a shot! It was not a looping liner. Anyone who saw it in real time will attest that he thought it hit Oswalt right on the head. You "experts" can speculate about whatever you want, but that ball was hit very hard and it got to the mound quickly!



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: March 24, 2011 12:00 am
 

Oswalt hit by line drive in spring game

Guess you can say he really is RED NECK Trailer trash PHILLIE. LOL



Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: March 23, 2011 11:37 pm
 

Oswalt hit by line drive in spring game

boy, is Oswalt lucky or what? if ManRam would've drive it a little harder, i don't think he'll never get up. scary sight mon. luckily it just nicked him.



Since: Jan 9, 2010
Posted on: March 23, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Oswalt hit by line drive in spring game

Oswalt's fine.  It sounded worse than it was.  The ball wasn't hit hard at all.  Ramirez didn't make solid contact which it could've been worse if he did.  Oswalt stayed on the ground for precautionary reasons.  the Phillies spring couldn't be going any more wrong.  Polanco, Brown, and Utley are hurt and a few others are dealing with minor nagging injuries.  The regular season couldn't come any quicker.



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: March 23, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Oswalt hit by line drive in spring game

It sounded a lot worse in the article than it looked.  Yes it was a line drive, but kind of a looping / knuckling line drive that didn't have a ton of speed on it.  If Manny had made solid contact, Oswalt would be out for a while.  As it turned out, Oswalt looked okay almost immediately, even when he was on the ground he never lost consciousness and was talking.  I'm sure he stayed down for precautionary reasons.  Sounds like all the tests were negative and that he'll be back on the mound in no time, which is a good sign for him and the phillies fans.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 23, 2011 4:51 pm
 

Oswalt hit by line drive in spring game

glad our old buddy roy is ok, man thats scary stuff.



Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: March 23, 2011 4:09 pm
 

Oswalt hit by line drive in spring game

It looked bad, but he should be fine.  Here's the first video to come out showing the line drive.




Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: March 23, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Oswalt hit by line drive in spring game

id be more concerned about oswalt leaving a hanging slider up there. 


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