Frightening moment at Chase Field in Arizona …
Diamondbacks starter Archie Bradley had to leave his start Tuesday night against the visiting Rockies after taking a Carlos Gonzalez line drive off the right side of his face in the top of the second inning.
Bradley dropped to the ground immediately, but he was eventually able to get back to his feet and walk off the field under his own power. There was some obvious swelling developing in his right cheek, but it seems as though he may have avoided a serious head injury. We’ll have updates as they come.
According to MLB’s Gameday data, the line drive that struck Bradley left CarGo’s bat at 115 mph. Yikes.
Bradley entered Tuesday’s outing with a 1.45 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in his first 18 2/3 major league innings.
The 22-year-old right-hander was a consensus top-25 prospect entering the 2015 regular season.