Giancarlo Stanton Recovering From Fastball to the Face [Video]

Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton, hard-hitting slugger for the Miami Marlins who sustained injuries to his face after being hit by an 88-mph fastball Thursday from Milwauke Brewers’ pitcher Mike Fiers, is on the road to recovery. The hit nailed Stanton in the face underneath his left eye, causing bleeding from a laceration. Blood also flowed from his mouth from damage to his teeth. He was taken from the field by ambulance and treated at a local hospital, where he had a CT scan and X-rays done. Stanton has reportedly already had some minor plastic surgery performed but he might be out for the rest of the season.

Giancarlo Stanton, who leads the league in RBIs, was not the only Miami Marlins player to be hit by a pitch in Thursday’s game, which the Brewers won, 4-2, when their stars Matt Clark and Ryan Braun belted out home runs. The score at the time Stanton was hit by the pitch was 4-0, with the Brewers in the lead.

After Stanton’s injury in the fifth inning, another Miami Marlins player, Reed Johnson, pinch-hit for him. Johnson was also hit by a pitch from Mike Fiers, on his hand. This led to both benches and bullpens emptying and a shouting match. Marlins player, Casey McGehee, who was in the on-deck circle and yelling at Fiers and Marlins Manager Mike Redmond, were ejected from the game by the umpires.

Miami Marlins pitcher Anthony DeSclafani retaliated by throwing a pitch at Carlos Gomez of the Milwaukee Brewers in the game’s sixth inning. This was after a warning had been put in place by the umpires. As a result, DeSclafani was given a three-game suspension which was scheduled to begin on Friday. The suspension is on hold, however, as DeSclafani is appealing his penalty through the players’ association. Brewers pitcher, Mike Fiers, was fined an undisclosed amount for his actions.

Two-time All Star Giancarlo Stanton had been a front-runner for being awarded the NL MVP award but the injuries he sustained might keep him from playing for the rest of the season. Stanton was flown to Miami on team owner, Jeffrey Loria’s, private plane. He had to receive stitches for his injuries and he also lost some teeth. Other than the minor plastic surgery that Stanton received, though, he has so far not shown any symptoms of a concussion and he will likely not require any major surgery.

Giancarlo Stanton flew to Miami on the private plane with his father and Sean Cunningham, the trainer for the Marlins. He is in good spirits following the beaning from Milwaukee Brewers’ pitcher, Mike Fiers, in inning five, though the injuries he received looked severe at the time of the incident.

On Friday in a tweet, Stanton thanked all of his fans and everyone else who has given him words of support following being hit in his face by the 88-mph pitch of Mike Fiers. In the tweet, Stanton wrote that he is “much better today.” A video clip of Miami Marlins’ player Gaincarlo Stanton being hit by the pitch is below. The staff of the Guardian Liberty Voice wishes Stanton a speedy recovery from his injuries and a quick return to playing for the Miami Marlins.

Written By Douglas Cobb

Giancarlo Stanton hit by Mike Fiers pitch/Courtesy YouTube

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