During today's (4/11) Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians game, Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmerman had to leave the game during the first inning after getting hit in his face by a line drive!
Jason Kipnis was only the second batter to face Zimmermann when the incident happened.
In the video below you can see the whole incident unfold:
Jordan Zimmermann took a pitch to the face in the 1st inning. He left the field under his own power and is currently being evaluated. Daniel Norris has been brought in to pitch. pic.twitter.com/T2QQ9ms1Xj— FOX Sports Detroit (@FOXSportsDet) April 11, 2018
Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmerman is down at the mound after a Jason Kipnis line drive hit him in the face. pic.twitter.com/7rqSUgNJhd— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) April 11, 2018
After a line drive that hit him in the face, Jordan Zimmerman walks off the mound. pic.twitter.com/rD9oA3oMhs— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) April 11, 2018
According to Statcast, the line drive left Kipnis' bat at 105.6 mph!
Luckily Zimmermann was able get up and walk off the mound.
The Tigers announced shortly after Zimmermann left the game that he suffered a right jaw contusion, but was still being evaluated by the medical staff.
We hope he's going to be okay!