New York Yankees pitcher Anthony Misiewicz was reportedly “alert and oriented” in a Pittsburgh hospital Friday night after a scary incident in the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In the sixth inning, Misiewicz got hit in the head by a 100.6-mph line drive off the bat of Ji Hwan Bae. The ball bounded into right field as Misiewicz immediately hit the ground in pain.
Trainers rushed to assist Misiewicz, and while the reliever was bleeding, Yankees manager Aaron Boone later said he was “pretty alert, which was obviously encouraging … he knew exactly where he was and all that was going on.” He left the field on a cart before going to the hospital.
GRAPHIC: Yankees pitcher Anthony Misiewicz got struck by a line drive and immediately started bleeding. Scary stuff pic.twitter.com/menNqkKKKw
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) September 16, 2023
The Yankees later reported that Misiewicz was “alert and oriented” at the hospital.
Boone did not have any further information.
“All I know is he left here in good spirits and they felt like in a pretty good spot,” Boone said. “We’re just hoping and praying for the best as far as results and the hours after.”
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) September 16, 2023
The Yankees went on to win the game, 7-5, thanks to a four-run rally in the ninth inning, but afterward, all thoughts were on Misiewicz.
It’s better it did that though. If it falls straight to the ground then his head absorbed all the impact.
— Andrew Evans (@andrewevans755) September 16, 2023
— BillyMuellerTikTok (@CrankyYankeeFan) September 16, 2023
Hoping he makes a speedy & full recovery – thought it was a shoulder shot when watching live – a lighthearted & comedic touch by the yankee player who gave him the ball
— Mathew Schwartz (@MatSchwartz1) September 16, 2023
This could have been so much worse. Those liners are scary
— Stevie (@steviewhis) September 16, 2023
Terrible thing to watch, wishing the best for him.
— No Offense SZN (@NYYBrooklyn) September 16, 2023