In today’s Tigers Pirates showdown on MLB Network, Detroit’s starting pitcher Jordan Zimmerman laced a line drive back up the middle that nearly decapitated Gerrit Cole.
This is easily every pitcher’s worst nightmare, along with breaking your arm while throwing a pitch. Word is that Gerrit Cole wasn’t even shaken up after this, and he ducked just in time to avoid solid contact to his head with the baseball. If you watch a couple times you can see the ball just grazes the top of his head. Clearly the baseball gods were on the Pirates side today.