Carlos Gomez hit in face by 97 mph fastball, gets helmet bruise (Video)
Carlos Gomez was hit in the head by a 97 mph fastball from Noah Syndergaard Sunday and left the game, but he does not appear to be seriously hurt.
Gomez was hit on an 0-1 count and was replaced by a pinch runner. The good news is Gomez was able to talk with the media after the game and did not seem to show any signs of a concussion. All he had was a bruise on the side of his face in the shape of a batting helmet:
Here's the earflap-shaped bruise on Carlos Gomez's face. "I got lucky," he said. pic.twitter.com/lbWCiWKa04
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Syndergaard said that after hitting Gomez, he was hesitant to pitch inside.