There was a scary moment in yesterday’s Dodgers-Diamondbacks game.
Dodgers rookie Dustin May was pitching against the Snakes in the bottom of the fourth inning when Jake Lamb hit a hard line drive that smacked off May’s head and into left field. May immediately crumbled to the ground and stayed down for a few minutes before sitting up and, eventually, walking off the field.
Amazingly, he seems to avoided any serious injury. He passed concussion tests after the game. Manager Dave Roberts called it a “contusion.” May says his glove barely grazed the ball and that it hit the slightly thicker padded band along the base of the cap as opposed to the thinner portion and that those two factors likely helped him.