If there were any doubts about Luke Voit’s toughness heading into this weekend, the 28-year-old first baseman put them to rest on Saturday.
Voit has been an integral part of the Yankees’ success this season. He currently has a .278 average with 18 home runs and 52 RBI.
Usually, Voit shows off his strength with his swing at the plate. That wasn’t the case during today’s game against the Rockies though, as he took a frightening fastball to the face.
During the fourth inning, Chad Bettis of the Colorado Rockies saw his fastball get away from him. Although his catcher Tony Wolters wanted him to throw inside, he didn’t anticipate his pitch hitting Voit in the face.
Unfortunately that is exactly what took place at Yankee Stadium.
With an 0-2 count in Bettis’ favor, his pitch went way upstairs and hit Voit near his jaw.
Here is the play:
Luke Voit just got hit in the face with a 91 MPH pitch and it didn’t leave a mark. Voit not human confirmed pic.twitter.com/rkq7VXZkcE
— Kyle ⚾️ (@KyleNYY) July 20, 2019
Voit stayed in the game momentarily before the Yankees sent in Gio Urshela to replace him.
As of right now, the Bronx Bombers don’t have an update on Voit.
Considering that Voit somehow managed to remain on his feet during his at-bat, it should hint at him avoiding any long-term absence. Nonetheless, it was a scary scenario to witness for all parties involved this weekend.