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St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Edmundo Sosa got hit in the helmet with a pitch during Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs.
The St. Louis Cardinals concluded their four-game home series against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night. While there were impressive plays in the contest, such as Javier Baez’s no-look tag of Tommy Edman, things came to a halt in a rather scary moment involving Cardinals shortstop Edmundo Sosa.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Sosa was hit in the helmet by a 94.7-mph fastball from Cubs pitcher Dillon Maples. After being checked out by the Cardinals staff and manager Mike Shildt, Sosa stayed in the game.
Edmundo Sosa gets hit in the helmet by 95-mph fastball, but remains in game
After staying in the game, Sosa reached second on a walk to Matt Carpenter and made it to third on a fly out to center field by Dylan Carlson. Sosa did not score after Nolan Arenado flew out to end the inning, but the Cardinals still led the Cubs by the score of 3-2.
It was a terrifying moment, but it appears that Sosa will be okay after getting hit. Thank goodness for helmets.