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171km/h batted ball ‘hits the face!’… I heard the news of ‘Kansas City’s first win’ at the hospital

I tasted victory for the first time after transferring, but I couldn’t help but laugh.

Kansas City Royals pitcher Ryan Yarbrough suffered an unexpected injury after being hit in the face by a 171 km/h assault ball.

Yarbrough started on the 8th (Korean time) in the 2023 Major League (MLB) home game against the Oakland Athletics held at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He recorded 3 hits, 2 strikeouts, 1 walk and 1 run in 5⅔ innings, reporting his first win of the season in 10 games.

It was in the top of the 6th inning that the ordeal came to Yarbrough, who had been cruising by giving only 1 run until the 5th inning.

Ryan Noda, who entered the bat from the first out, hit the sinker on the sixth pitch in a full count game, and the ball went to Yarbrough’s head. Yarbrough, whose left temple was shocked, could not get up. The fielders who handled the batted ball also headed to the mound. Even on the bench, I felt that it was a serious injury. According to the Major League statistics system ‘Statcast’, Noda’s exit speed was 106.2 miles per hour (about 171 km).

Yarbro, who moved his body carefully, headed for the dugout with the help of medical staff, and was immediately taken to the hospital for a detailed examination. 토토사이트

Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez, who worked with Yarbrough, prayed for Yarbrough’s recovery, saying, “It was really scary. Please don’t let anything happen to Yarbrough.”

Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2014, Yarbrough made his big league debut in 2018. He was responsible for one axis of the Tampa Bay Rays mound until last year, and signed a one-year contract with Kansas City ahead of this season. It was a contract that included an annual salary of $3 million and an incentive of $1 million for performance. Yarbrough’s career record in the big leagues is 41-35 with a 4.41 ERA in 137 games and 606 innings.


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