Pitcher Takes Line Drive Going 104 MPH To The Head In Wild Video

Pitcher Takes Line Drive Going 104 MPH To The Head In Wild Video

Posted For: Willie Wonka


Miami Marlins pitcher Daniel Castano was hit in the head Thursday by a line drive going more than 100 miles per hour during the first inning of a matchup between the Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds.

Video footage shows Cincinnati Reds third baseman Donovan Solano hitting the ball at 104 miles per hour before Castano was struck in the side of his head. The ball ricocheted off his head before third baseman Joey Wendle caught the ball. Castano immediately fell down to the ground and grabbed his face, rising to his feet more than a minute after he was struck.


Castano sustained a concussion after the hit, manager Don Mattingly said, according to ESPN.

Castano said he wasn’t sure what happened while speaking after the game, according to the report.

“I’m not sure what happened. I was down for a second. I was a little out of it. When I woke up, I asked, ‘What happened?’ I’m much better now. I’m a little bit tired, but I’ll be alright.”

He said in a statement posted to social media the incident is a reminder of how sacred life is.

“Thank you everyone for the love, support, and prayers,” Castano said. “I’m doing well and it could have been a lot worse. Beyond thankful for the efficiency and kindness of my coaches, trainers, teammates and Solano, what was shown to me today truly goes beyond the game. What a sobering reminder on the brevity of life, thankful to have my assurance in Christ.”



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