Ned Yost has priceless quote about Jason Vargas being hit in the nuts (Video)
Jason Vargas was hit in the nuts during the fifth inning of Monday’s Royals-Twins game, and the man soldiered on through another 1.1 innings to get the win in the game. As impressed as we are with his ability to shake off such a potentially devastating injury, we were even more impressed with his manager’s quote afterwards.
Vargas acknowledged after the game that the ball hit him “where you don’t want to get hit” and even joked to MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan that he was “lucky to be standing up.”
After Vargas complained that he didn’t get the lead runner at second after being hit, manager Ned Yost backed up his pitcher with a hilarious quote.
“He probably saw 3 …..on the ground and didn’t know which one to pick up,” Yost joked via Flanagan.
That is awesome.
Vargas retired the next batter to end the inning, and then he sat down the side in order in the sixth. That’s not a bad effort for the southpaw, who picked up the win after tossing six scoreless. And if there’s another bright side, it’s that he was at least wearing a cup when he got hit in the jewels, unlike this dude.