Nationals SS Alcides Escobar Goes Viral After Getting Hit In Family Jewels On A Pickoff Attempt

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  • Alcides Escobar was hit where the sun don’t shine on an errant pickoff attempt
  • The infielder was able to smile and walk it off shortly after, but he’s become an instant GIF on social media
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Alcides Escobar lived out every man’s worst nightmare on Thursday night.

The Washington Nationals shortstop was hit in the family jewels by an errant pickoff attempt from a Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher. Escobar immediately collapsed to the ground, wincing for a brief moment in pain.

Every guy has been drilled in the groin by something, whether that be a hand, a foot, a knee, or some other force producing extremity. But a baseball? That’s a pain that one only knows from experience.

Check out the unfortunate turn of events below.


Fortunately, Escobar was able to quickly get back to his feet, laughing off the incident with first baseman Yoshi Tsutsugo.

It looks like the protective gear worked.

The social media reaction took off following the errant throw to the midsection. The Twitter response was hysterical, with the moment becoming an instant GIF.

Somehow, Escobar was able to stay in and finish out the game. He closed out the game with one hit over his four plate appearances, but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to lead the Nationals to a win over the Pirates.

Pittsburgh took the game by a score of 9-4 over Washington. The Nats shortstop will hope to avoid any painful incidents like this in game two of the series.