The thing about baseball is that you may see something new every day… like a Phillies fan getting drilled in the head with a line drive home run off the bat of Anthony Rendon. The thing about baseball is that you may see something new every day… like a Phillies fan getting drilled in the head with a line drive home run off the bat of Anthony Rendon.
The Phillies came into Wednesday night needing a fourth consecutive victory at home to get to .500 for the first time since June 7. With Cliff Lee on the mound it seemed like a safe bet.
Not so fast, my friend.
Lee gave up four solo home runs through seven innings. The first was the rocket off the bat of Rendon, the Nationals’ prospect with the sweet swing.
The drive scored a direct hit on the guy in the maroon shirt in the first row behind the left field wall. We assume the guy is OK, but it was a serious shot to the noggin. You can watch the carnage in the Vine above.
It’s still 4-1 Nats through seven.
Anthony Rendon laser beam home run drills Phillies fan in the headSubmitted without comment, except to say we hope the guy is OK.
After hitting 21 and 17 home runs, respectively, over the past two seasons, Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa struggled mightily to begin 2013, and currently finds himself in Triple-A Syracuse. However, for the Nationals it actually solves a problem with what to do with their glut of infielders. Ryan Zimmerman has reclaimed his role at third base, while 23-year-old Anthony Rendon has slid over from third to second. On Wednesday night, Rendon continued to show why he was such a highly touted prospect, turning on a Cliff Lee fastball up in the strike zone and depositing it in the left field stands at Citizens Bank Park. However, for one Phillies fan, Rendon’s great bat speed was his misfortune. As Rendon’s line-drive homer exited the stadium, a fan tried to make the catch, misjudged the timing and the ball ended up smacking him square in the side of the face. Luckily, according to some Twitter sourcing, the man was promptly attended to, given some ice and was fine by the end of the game. So, now that we know the fan is OK, we can all sit back and have a guilty laugh by watching the video below.
Read more at: http://nesn.com/2013/07/phillies-fan-hit-in-head-trying-to-catch-anthony-rendon-home-run-ball-video/