Baseball Player Carlos Gomez Somehow Avoids Concussion After Being Hit With 97Mph Pitch

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16 Baseball Player Carlos Gomez Somehow Avoids Concussion After Being Hit With 97Mph Pitch

This must have hurt!

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My hand to eye coordination is terrible. I would be rubbish at rounders with an underarm bowler, let alone somebody pitching a baseball at me at 97mph.

In Sunday’s game between the Mets and Brewers, Carlos Gomez was in bat when he faced a pitch from rookie pitcher Noah Syndergaard. While he might be a rookie, he’s still got a good arm on him. As the cranium of Gomez discovered when it got pinged at 97 mph.

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Somehow, he was able to walk off the field by himself, with the team later announcing that he did not suffer from concussion.

Gomez said:

I think I could have stayed in the game [on Sunday], but I have a history in the past of a couple concussions, and my manager didn’t want to take a risk. I understand that. But everything is fine. I understand what’s going on.

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The two exchanged tweets following in the incident, expressing no hard feelings and nothing but sportsman-like respect.

I’d still be on the floor holding my head now if it was me.


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