PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates rookie pitcher Jameson Taillon was struck in the head by a line drive but remained in the game on Tuesday night.
Milwaukee’s Hernan Perez hit a 105 mph line drive off the back of Taillon’s head with one out in the second inning. Taillon lay in front of the pitcher’s mound for several minutes while being tended to by trainers, then remarkably opted to stay in the game.
Taillon was making his return to Pittsburgh’s lineup after being placed on the disabled list late last month with right shoulder fatigue. The second overall pick in the 2010 draft entered the game 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in five starts this season.