In a scary moment at AT&T Park, rookie pitcher Joe Martinez took a line drive off the head with two outs in the ninth. Brewers center fielder Mike Cameron smoked a fastball back up the middle which hit so hard off the young kids head that the ball went out of play over 60 feet away.
Obviously shaken up, Mike Cameron knelt down at second base with many Giants players coming over to try and console him. It seemed the entire stadium took a moment of silence as the onlookers waited to see the outcome of the unfortunate circumstance.
Martinez surprisingly walked off the field on his own power, bleeding from the upper right side of his forehead and his nose. Upon impact he fell to the ground limp-like and bounced back up in a very awkward all-in-one motion. He seemed to come to and clinched his head after removing his cap.
Fortunately insiders who visited the hospital tonight have confirmed from Giants executives that the CAT scan was negative and he doesn’t seem to have any broken bones or a shattered skull. Martinez has a concussion, but that seems to be the worst of it.
The Giants ended up winning the game 7-1 taking the first series of the year. Next up the San Diego Padres beginning tomorrow with Zito’s season debut.
Did you know the Giants have their origins in Troy, N.Y.?
The Troy Record newspaper is circulating a petition to have the team bring their World Series trophy on a visit to the city to allow citizens to see what became of the once Troy City Trojans.
Learn more and sign our petition here: http://www.troyrecord.com/sports/trophy/
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