Yadier Molina hit Norichika Aoki in the head with a throw

This is one of the more odd, more frightening things we’ve seen in awhile. Two pitches into Thursday’s Cardinals-Royals game, after Michael Wacha threw a ball to Norichika Aoki, Yadier Molina’s throw back to Wacha smashed Aoki in the head. It was clearly a freak accident, as neither Molina or Aoki did anything that wasn’t normal. Regardless, it’s pretty scary – there was no time for Aoki to react at all. Aoki would stay in the game, but was removed after flying into a double play to end the second inning.

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