Ross Ohlendorf was nailed in the head with a line drive in the first inning of Wednesday’s 6-2 Pirates win over the Rockies, on a 93 MPH fastball that Troy Tulowitzki lined up the middle and off the right side of Ohlendorf’s head, resulting in the ball popping up in the air and landing all the way in shallow right field. Ohlendorf fell to his knee, braced himself, and eventually got up and talked to the Pirate trainer at the mound, but was taken out of the game and rushed to the hospital for a CT scan, which thankfully proved negative.
Ohlendorf’s reaction to the incident? This was his postgame quote:
“My head doesn’t feel as good as it did before it got hit, but it doesn’t feel bad at all.”
That sentence rules. Get this dude another government internship – is there an “Awesome Statements After Near-Death Experiences” Department?