For a second, many thought that Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar was utilizing a blood-spattered bat when he stepped to the plate towards the Orioles.
It’s simple to see why. After all, his bat did have a slightly purple hue to it. Or it at the least appeared to on the published.
Pillar was hit within the face by a 94 mph pitch lower than a month in the past. He suffered a damaged nostril on the play and was bleeding profusely. So, that’s the place hypothesis concerning the substance on his bat initially got here from.
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However, as legendary a transfer as utilizing a bloodied bat would have been, Pillar confirmed that his bat contained no blood. It was simply pine tar.
Oh, properly. At least it captured the creativeness of Mets followers for a short time.
And it would not take away from Pillar’s wonderful comeback. Even after struggling a number of nasal fractures, Pillar missed solely two weeks of motion.
Since returning, Pillar is hitting .296 for the first-place Mets and has clubbed two house runs in eight video games performed. Safe to say that he has proven no concern within the batter’s field since the brutal damage.