There was a very scary moment in tonight’s Red Sox-Rays game. Boston reliever Franklin Morales hit Rays second baseman Will Rhymes in the right forearm with a 95 mph fastball, and Rhymes looked dazed as he went down to first. He eventually passed out, and many online are assuming it was due to the pain from a broken bone, which is surely a possibility when you’re dealing with someone who throws as hard as Morales.
Rhymes soon awakened, and seemed to be wondering what had happened. He was immediately removed from the game. What a scary situation, and we all hope Rhymes is OK. I can’t really recall anything like this ever happening on a major league baseball field…a guy just standing there, and passing out.
UPDATE from ESPN’s Pedro Gomez. X-rays were negative, Rhymes has a right forearm contusion. He passed out from an adrenaline rush. Great to hear it’s not much worse.