Pirates player takes brutal pitch off the face, has to be carted off the field

Ryan Vogelsong’s day was ended in the bottom of the second inning when he took a bases-loaded pitch off the left cheekbone from Jordan Lyles in a terrifying moment of the Colorado Rockies-Pittsburgh Pirates contest Monday afternoon.

Vogelsong was able to sit up, but he was stretchered off the diamond and taken to a hospital.

We’ll continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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