The Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was hit under the left eye by a fastball and was bleeding from the face as he was taken off the field in an ambulance during Thursday night’s game against the host Milwaukee Brewers. The Marlins said Stanton, the major league leader in runs batted in, was being treated at a hospital for a facial cut. He was also undergoing X-rays and a CT scan.
Yet the only topic anyone was talking about was the beaning of Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton, hospitalized after getting hit by a fastball from Mike Fiers. Stanton sustained multiple facial fractures, dental damage and cuts that needed stitches after being struck in a 4-2 loss to the Brewers. Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Stanton, the major league RBI leader and a top candidate for the NL MVP award, likely was done for the season.
The Miami Marlins’ pursuit of a playoff spot evaporated to more serious concerns about the well-being of their best player after Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face by a pitch Thursday night at Miller Park. Stanton suffered a facial laceration requiring stitches, multiple facial fractures and dental damage. The Marlins’ star right fielder was taken off the field on an ambulance cart.
UPDATE: Giancarlo suffered facial lacerations requiring stitches, multiple facial fractures & dental damage after being hit by a pitch.— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) September 12, 2014
I don't blame the Marlins for being angry. I don't even blame the Brewers since Fiers didn't hit them on purpose. But the umps...awful.— Adam Kuperstein (@AKuperstein) September 12, 2014
Redmond on Stanton injury: "We've lost our MVP." #marlins— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) September 12, 2014
Scary. Just scary. The Giancarlo moment that may define the 2014 Marlins season. pic.twitter.com/tnX8YhdPRP— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) September 12, 2014
Marlins play by play guy Rich Waltz signs off telecast by saying this is "one of the most devastating nights in Marlins history." #Stanton— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) September 12, 2014
prayers for giancarlo, a terrific young man and player #marlins— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) September 12, 2014
Marlins announcer Tommy Hutton on umpires handling of Giancarlo Stanton getting drilled in the face with a pitch:"This is an absolute joke!"— Adam Kuperstein (@AKuperstein) September 12, 2014
Good for the Marlins to defend their star player. Fiers is full of it.— Will Manso (@WillManso) September 12, 2014
Redmond on the Stanton play: "For the first-base ump to say he swung at that pitch, he's coughing up blood, what a joke."— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) September 12, 2014
Redmond said it "doesn't look good" as far as Stanton returning this season.— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) September 12, 2014