Blue Jays J.A. Happ Hit In Head With Line Drive

Discussion in 'Baseball Talk' started by TheDuke, May 7, 2013.

  1. TheDuke

    TheDuke Breast Man

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive and taken off the field on a stretcher during Toronto's game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. In a frightening scene at Tropicana Field, Desmond Jennings' second-inning liner caromed squarely off the left side of Happ's head, and the ball went all the way into the bullpen in foul territory halfway down the right-field line. Happ dropped face down at the front of the mound, holding his head with his glove and bare hand. Jennings ended up on third base with a two-run triple. Team trainers, paramedics and medical officials rushed to Happ's aid as Tropicana Field fell into a hush. Jennings stood with his hands on his head, and other players were visibly concerned as they watched Happ receive medical attention. The left-hander was strapped to a backboard and immobilized before he was lifted onto a stretcher and wheeled off the field through an opening behind home plate.


  2. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    Damn. Hope he's ok.
  3. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Damn...hope he is alright. Similar thing almost happened to Hamels the other day but King made the snag for the out...but if he didn't make the catch, the ball would've hit him square in the head. Was actually quite scary.
  4. TheDuke

    TheDuke Breast Man

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  6. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    dang the Blue Jays have had some bad luck to start out this year
  7. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    I saw this on espn. Nasty. Reminds me of the Bryce Florie line drive to the face.
  8. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    Glad he's out of the hospital.
  9. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    Good news
  10. TheDuke

    TheDuke Breast Man

    Yet Bud Selig still thinks that pitchers don't need protective headwear.