Scary moment Colorado Rockies pitcher Ryan Feltner is hit in the HEAD by a 92.7 mph line drive in the second inning loss to the Phillies
- Phillies’ Nick Castellanos lined a 1-0 slider to the mound, hitting Feltner
- The 26-year-old collapsed to the ground and momentarily lay on his stomach
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Colorado Rockies pitcher Ryan Feltner was hit in the head by a line drive in the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night and was able to leave the field on his own.
Philadelphia’s Nick Castellanos lined up a 1-0 slider to the mound at 92.7 mph.
The ball went out the right side, off the back of Feltner’s head.
The right-hander immediately collapsed to the ground as the ball deflected towards first baseman CJ Cron. Castellanos was safe with a single.
Feltner did not appear to lose consciousness.
Scary moment in Colorado, as Ryan Feltner gets hit by a comebacker on the mound. Feltner walked out on his own. pic.twitter.com/9VbghmNNMe
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Rockies starting pitcher Ryan Feltner lies down on the mound after being hit hard by a line drive by Phillies right fielder Nick Castellanos in the second inning at Coors Field
Coaches deal with Feltner after he gets hit. The 26-year-old did not appear to lose consciousness
He was lying on his stomach before he was seen squinting as two members of Colorado’s practice squad sprinted towards the mound.
With the crowd silent, Feltner eventually sat down, then stood up.
Feltner, 26, walked away with the help of two staff members to cheers from fans at Coors Field.
Feltner had scored four goals in a 40-pitch first inning that saw the Phillies take a 4-0 lead.
Feltner scored four goals in a 40-pitch first inning that saw the Phillies take a 4-0 lead before being hit in the head
After striking out the first two batters in the second, he gave up a brace to Bryce Harper before Castellanos came to the plate.
Feltner was a fourth-round pick of the Rockies in 2018. He entered the game 2-2, with 33 strikeouts in 35 1/3 innings.
The Rockies lost 7-4 to Philadelphia and remain bottom of the NL West, eight and a half games behind the LA Dodgers – the division’s top seed.
“Ryan Feltner is in a local hospital under observation and undergoing further evaluation,” the Rockies’ official Twitter account shared after Saturday night’s loss.
No update on the right-hander’s injury status has been shared yet.