It was a scary moment in the top of the 2nd inning of the Diamondbacks-Rockies game on Tuesday, as Arizona pitcher Archie Bradley took a vicious line drive to the face off the bat of Carlos Gonzalez. Afterwards, Bradley laid still for several moments face-down on the mound as Diamondbacks trainer Ken Crenshaw rushed to his aid.
After what seemed like an eternity, Bradley finally began to sit up and was eventually helped to his feet, but not before showing off some pretty wicked swelling on the right side of his face.
He gave the customary thumbs up sign to fans as he was helped off the field, and was then taken to a local hospital for tests. Incredibly they revealed no fractures, and Crenshaw indicated Bradley also showed no signs of a concussion.
Afterwards, Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy provided some levity to the situation by tweeting a joke for which he, too, can relate.
You may recall in 2012, McCarthy took a similar come-backer off his face when he was a member of the Oakland A’s. His situation was a bit worse, however, as he would need surgery that night to relieve cranial pressure. Thankfully, the situation for Bradley did not end up worse than it was.