Anthony Misiewicz Sep 15, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Anthony Misiewicz (54) reacts after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Ji Hwan Bae (not pictured) during the sixth inning at PNC Park. Misiewicz would leave the game.Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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.


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.”


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.

[Talkin’ Baseball]

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