Tuesday update: The Mets announced that Pillar suffered multiple nasal fractures and will be meeting with a facial specialist in Atlanta to determine next steps.
Pillar apparently walked into the dugout and was ready to go on Tuesday. Check out the update from Mets SP Marcus Stroman.
My dawg @KPILLAR4 just walked in the clubhouse and goes “Am I in the lineup today or what?” What a WARRIOR! About to get my man the Rip Hamilton face mask for future competition. Lol KP is a LEGEND!— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) May 18, 2021
You never want to see anybody get hit by a 94 mph fastball, let alone in the face. New York Mets OF Kevin Pillar took a fastball from Atlanta Braves P Jacob Webb to the nose in Monday’s game and started gushing blood. It was a pretty scary hit by pitch, though Pillar was able to get up and walk to the clubhouse under his own power. Check out this video via Gary Parrish of CBS (NSFW):
Scary scene in Atlanta. The Mets’ Kevin Pillar took a pitch to the face. He walked off the field. So that’s good. But, man, that was tough. They’ve actually paused the game to clean up the blood. pic.twitter.com/qn6enR8j7t— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) May 18, 2021
Pillar was hit in the top of the 7th and the Mets are currently up 3-0 in the 8th inning. He was replaced by Khalil Lee in the outfield. Hopefully Pillar is OK and he can get back into the lineup soon. Chances are he’ll have to miss some time from the looks of it. Pillar finished the game 1-for-3 with an RBI.