VIDEO: Texas Rangers Pitcher Dustin Nippert Hit in Head by Line Drive
The first thing we’ll tell you about this clip is that the Texas Rangers pitcher in question, Dustin Nippert, is going to be O.K. — he got a CT scan and it was negative. But that doesn’t make watching video of him getting drilled in the head by Florida Marlin Austin Jackson last night any less scary. The ball bounces off his head so hard that it ends up down the left-field line. A couple other things to notice: as soon as Texas catcher Matt Treanor saw it happen, he just sprinted out to the mound; and third baseman Michael Young, after retrieving the ball, just runs right to the mound as well. Watch the video after the jump.