06/15 19:48 CDT Braves pitcher Newcomb hit on back of head by liner, exits
Braves pitcher Newcomb hit on back of head by liner, exits
ATLANTA (AP) --- Braves starter Sean Newcomb has left the game in a scary scene
after being hit in the back of the head by a line drive off the bat of
Philadelphia's J.T. Realmuto.
Newcomb was checked by a trainer and walked off the field under his own power
in Atlanta, escorted by two trainers Saturday.
The ball was clocked at 102 mph and caromed off Newcomb's head and sailed into
the netting behind the Phillies' dugout on the third base side. Realmuto
covered his mouth with both hands as he ran to first base on what went as a
The play occurred in the third inning at SunTrust Park. Newcomb turned his head
as the ball approached and knelt on the mound immediately after getting hit.
Catcher Tyler Flowers had him stay down while a trainer and Braves manager
Brian Snitker came out to tend to the left-hander.
Touki Toussaint took Newcomb's spot.
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