Left-handed pitcher Ryan Yarbrough (32, Kansas City Royals) was hit in the face by a batted ball.
Yarbrough started in a home game against the Oakland Athletics held at Kauffman Stadium in Missouri, USA on the 8th (Korean time), recording 5 2/3 innings, 3 hits, 2 strikeouts and 1 run. He had only 66 pitches, but the reason he did not complete 6 innings was because of an unexpected ‘injury’.
On this day, Yarbrough threw an 87.9 mile (141.5 km/h) sinker to Ryan Noda in the 6th inning with no runners leading 2-1, and flew toward the face with an exit velocity of 106.2 miles (170.9 km/h). He tried to block it with a glove, but Yarbrough, who was hit by the ball, was replaced by Carlos Hernandez after a trainer check. 스포츠토토
After the game, Kansas City coach Matt Quattraro said, “It was really scary. (Immediately after being hit) the dugout went quiet.” came back and went to get tested,” he said. Despite the sudden injury, there was a ‘performance’. Yarbrough, who was substituted with a 2–1 lead, earned his first win of the season as the match ended 5–1.
Yarbrough has appeared in 10 games (three starting games) this season, and is recording an average ERA of 6.15 with 1 win and 4 losses. He debuted in the big leagues in 2018 and played only for the Tampa Bay Rays until last year before moving to Kansas City in December of last year. His career record is 41-35 with a 4.41 earned run average.