Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong gets hit in the face with a fastball

MLB eyeing change to strike zone, intentional walks
MLB eyeing change to strike zone, intentional walks

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was hit in the face with a fastball while he was batting in the second inning on Monday against the Colorado Rockies.

A 92-mile-per-hour Jordan Lyles fastball connected with the left side of Vogelsong's face, near the ear flap of his helmet.

Watch the scary incident at MLB.com.

Colorado Rockies v Pittsburgh Pirates
Colorado Rockies v Pittsburgh Pirates

The 38-year-old immediately tumbled to the ground, but eventually was helped up and was carted off. He was placed in a neck brace and transported to a nearby hospital.

The Pirates didn't have any updates immediately after the incident, but did extend their thoughts to the veteran hurler.

The 12th-year pitcher is 1-1 so far this season with a 4.12 ERA in 11 games.

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