New York Mets Player Suffers Injuries After a Hit by a 94 Mph Fastball

New York Mets player Kevin Pillar, moments before the ball hit him

In the seventh inning of the game on May 17th, New York Mets outfielder Pillar was hit by a pitch from Atlanta Braves pitcher Jacob Webb. Pillar is seen in the terrifying footage collapsing in pain, blood gushing from his nose. He was able to leave the field on foot. According to the Mets, the player consulted with a facial expert in Atlanta, where the team was playing, to “determine next steps.”

Fastball Going 94 mph in the Nose

Kevin Pillar says that he feels good, even though his right eye is suffering from a little bit of swelling and he’s unable to breathe out of his nose. Feeling lucky, he was also excited to start the recovery process so he could get back to doing what he likes doing. In a tweet from Marcus Stroman, one of his teammates said that Pillar walked into the clubhouse saying, “Am I in the lineup today or what?”

New York Mets player Kevin Pillar, moments after the hit, laying on the ground

How New York Mets Players Reacted

According to Webb, Pillar shared that accidents happened, and the two of them had communicated since the hit. Pillar says that he is more worried about Webb than he is for himself because he saw his reaction and knew how tough that could be on someone who felt extremely responsible for injuring another person.

Slower Recovery is an Effective Recovery

After the hit, Kevin Pillar was taken to the hospital for a CT scan, according to the New York Mets official Twitter page. The team won the game, 3-1, and also recently defeated the Braves by 4-3 at Truist Park. Pillar already started participating in “light activities” after the 32-year-old underwent surgery to address multiple facial fractures in his nose. He resumed workouts three days later. Pillar wants to ramp things up slowly, so he shouldn’t be expected to return from the list of injured players of the New York Mets anytime soon.

Jeremy Lin Puts NBA Franchises On Notice As He Leaves The Chinese Basketball Association

Jeremy Lin broke basketball fans hearts when he left the NBA for China in 2019. After taking time away, Jeremy Lin is putting NBA franchises on notice as he announces his plans to leave the Chinese Basketball Association.

Shining In China

Following his 2019 championship-winning season with the Raptors, Lin found himself looking for a new NBA franchise. With no one willing to take a gamble on the star, he decided to prove himself in China with the Beijing Ducks. Lin has been proving his doubters wrong throughout his career, so this was nothing new to the point guard.

With a team-high average points of 22.3, Lin showed he is too good for the CBA, especially when adding his 5.6 assists and 5.7 rebounds average to his stats. With Lin shining in China, he was left with a tough choice; does he carry on in Asia or return for another shot at the NBA?

Returning Home

Lin released a statement to the Chinese social media site Weibo, with the point guard saying he had to make the hardest decision of his life. The star admitted that he would wake up in the middle of the night “thinking, thinking, and thinking all the time.” He was thinking about his NBA dreams and how they hadn’t disappeared. Lin won’t be staying in China, and he’s going to chase his dream to play in the NBA once more.


Fans of the NBA will remember Lin’s special 2011-12 Knick season when he took the league by storm. It was dubbed ‘Linsanity,’ and he provided some much-needed excitement for basketball fans in New York at the time. Perhaps he can do it once again.

Jeremy Lin could be a pretty safe option for several NBA franchises next season. He would be a reliable option from the bench, and due to uncertain finances, he wouldn’t be a huge risk for franchises.