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Miami Marlins Pitcher Dan Jennings Took a Wicked Line Drive to the Head

By 08.08.14


Pitchers are in a dangerous position when hitters send vicious line drives back through the box. It’s difficult to completely follow through and be ready to defend themselves.

That’s why, sadly, incidents like this one last night with Dan Jennings aren’t entirely uncommon.

The Miami Marlins reliever was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Pittsburgh’s Jordy Mercer.

Early reports are that the lefty suffered a concussion, but no other injuries. Considering the force of the impact, that’s some good news.

If this isn’t compelling evidence for the protective cap lobby, I don’t know what would be.

[H/T: MLB]

Kyle Koster
About Kyle Koster... Whenever you read a blog and think, "this is something that didn't need to be on the internet," you can bet I am responsible for it. I left a promising career in actual journalism to make GIFS and watch sports. No regrets. Oh yeah, I talked to Justin Bieber once and it was OK. Send tips/tell me I suck: kylekoster@gmail.com or kyle@brobible.com
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