Arizona Diamondbacks

Robbie Ray took a 108 mph line drive to the head (VIDEO)


Robbie Ray

A scary situation occurred last night between the Diamondbacks and Cardinals when Arizona starter Robbie Ray took a 108 mph liner off the bat of Luke Voit. The comebacker struck Ray in the head ricocheting into foul territory where third baseman Daniel Descalso made a diving catch on the play before immediately heading over to Ray’s side.

Ray was eventually carted off the field and gave a thumbs up to the St. Louis crowd. According to the Diamondbacks, he was alert at the hospital. Thankfully it looks like Ray avoided serious injury after CT scans revealed no fractures of the skull. He did however receiver several stitches.

Manager Torey Lovullo said a CT scan on Ray came back clean. He did not suffer a fracture and needed only a few stitches to the left side of his head.

Ray returned to the clubhouse, showered, spoke with a handful of teammates and went to the team hotel before the end of the game, which the Diamondbacks lost 1-0 to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Though Ray will need to go through the league’s mandatory concussion protocols in the coming days, it was all viewed as encouraging news for a team that spent the better part of the evening worried about the health of one of its top pitchers.

Meanwhile it’s unclear how long Ray will be kept out of action. From a postseason race standpoint, the Diamondbacks are put in a spot where Ray’s  9-5 record with a 3.11 ERA and 11.5 K/9 contributions could be lost for sometime in a pivotal point of the season, especially with the Cubs and Brewers locked in a tight battle for the NL East which will carry over to the one of the final two Wild Card spots in the National League.

Obviously however the most important news to come out of all of his is Ray looks like he’ll be okay.

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