Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto’s Happ struck by line drive in game with Rays
ST. PETERSBURG -
Toronto pitcher J.A. Happ was transported to Bayfront Medical Center Tuesday night after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings.
Happ was conscious and moving his arms as he was carried off on a stretcher in the top of the second inning as players and fans at Tropicana Field cheered his movements.
The 30-year-old Happ fell to the ground immediately after the ball hit him with such force that it ricocheted into right field and Jennings ended up with a triple.
Happ had no time to raise his glove up to deflect the ball. The game was delayed for 11 minutes as EMT personnel attended to Happ, whose head was immobilized.
Jennings put his hands on top of his helmet in disbelief as he ran the bases and players from both clubs sat in stunned silence while Happ remained sprawled on the ground near the pitcher's mound.