A child was hospitalized Monday after a line drive hit him in the face at the afternoon Mets game.
The pint-sized fan, who wasn't immediately identified, was hit in the ninth inning of the first game in the doubleheader against the Florida Marlins. Marlins' Greg Dobbs was responsible for hitting the line drive that caused a deep laceration to the boy's face.
Footage of the accident, which was posted on YouTube, showed blood pouring from the child's face as workers at Citi Field rushed to help him. The child was transported to a nearby hospital where he was treated for the injury described as non-life threatening.
According to the New York Post, the boy was showered with souvenirs from the game before he was rushed out of the ballpark.
Mets infielder Justin Turner gave him his jersey, while Dobbs gave the boy a bat. Mets manager Terry Collins reportedly wished the child well.
"They say he doesn't have a broken nose. They say he has a laceration, a really deep laceration on his nose," Dobbs was quoted saying after the game, referring to the child's condition. "His sight's fine ... thank God. I just want to call the mom and tell her that I'm praying for her son, and hope he's okay."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun