For a second, many thought that Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar was utilizing a blood-spattered bat when he stepped to the plate in opposition to the Orioles.
It is easy to see why. In any case, his bat did have a fairly crimson hue to it. Or it a minimum of appeared to on the published.
Pillar was hit within the face by a 94 mph pitch lower than a month in the past. He suffered a damaged nostril on the play and was bleeding profusely. So, that is the place hypothesis concerning the substance on his bat initially got here from.
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Nevertheless, as legendary a transfer as utilizing a bloodied bat would have been, Pillar confirmed that his bat contained no blood. It was simply pine tar.
Oh, properly. A minimum of it captured the creativeness of Mets followers for a short time.
And it would not take away from Pillar’s superb comeback. Even after struggling a number of nasal fractures, Pillar missed solely two weeks of motion.
Since returning, Pillar is hitting .296 for the first-place Mets and has clubbed two residence runs in eight video games performed. Protected to say that he has proven no concern within the batter’s field since the brutal damage.