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Blue Jays Pitcher J.A Happ Hit In The Head By Line Drive (VIDEO)

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Blue Jays Pitcher J.A Happ Hit In The Head By Line Drive (VIDEO)

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A Happ was drilled in the head by a line drive off the bat of Desmond Jennings on Tuesday night. Happ remained on the ground, and he was eventually carried off on a stretcher. This goes without saying, but it was a scary sight. The good news is that Happ was conscious and he waved to the crowd.

A similar incident occurred last summer with Oakland A’s starter Brandon McCarthy, and these injuries leave me with one question. Why isn’t play stopped when the pitcher is clearly hurt?

After Happ was hit in the head, two runs came in to score and Jennings ended up on third base. Seems odd to me. Happ is laying on the ground in big trouble, and the Tampa Bay Rays are cashing in runs and digging in for third. The optics just don’t seem right to me.

If a player is hurt this badly, why not stop play?

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