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Cincinnati Reds: Aroldis Chapman Hit in Face by Line Drive - Get the Video, audio and reaction

Cincinnati Reds: Aroldis Chapman Hit in Face by Line Drive - Get the Video, audio and reaction



What a scary moment last night. I was not listening to the game at the moment Aroldis Chapman was injured. I actually noticed the news on Twitter.
I immediately turned on 700 WLW.
1. It was eerie how quiet the ballpark was.
2. I can't recall ever hearing Marty as somber and choked up as he was at that moment. I didn't need to see the video to tell how serious it was. 
3. I cringe when I listen to the audio of the play and hear the ball make contact with Chapman.

Our daily Spring Training Blog has photos and interviews with Jay Bruce and Bryan Price. There is also audio from Mat Latos on his minor league start yesterday.

More Photos >>

Marty's call (Thanks Lindsay Patterson)

(Getty Images)

Statement from the Reds on Aroldis Chapman:
In the sixth inning of tonight’s game vs the Royals at Surprise Stadium, Reds LHP Aroldis Chapman was struck above the left eye by a Salvador Perez line drive.
Chapman was taken to Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun City, where tests indicated fractures above his left eye and nose. He has been transferred to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, where he will undergo further testing. He will be kept overnight for observation. We will update his status tomorrow morning.

Listen to 700WLW for the latest updates >>



What happened
Mark Sheldon has details on the injury
HERE is the Associated Press account of Aroldis Chapman being hit in the face by a line drive.

Eyewitness accounts
Ron Millennor, "Rufus", Fox 19 was at the game and describes the scene 
of Reds manager Bryan Price discussing Chapman

What it looked like


Fox Sports: In era of safety, pitchers remain dangerously exposed.








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