For a second, many thought that Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar was utilizing a blood-spattered bat when he stepped to the plate in opposition to the Orioles.
It is simple to see why. In spite of everything, his bat did have a relatively purple hue to it. Or it no less than appeared to on the printed.
Pillar was hit within the face by a 94 mph pitch lower than a month in the past. He suffered a damaged nostril on the play and was bleeding profusely. So, that is the place hypothesis concerning the substance on his bat initially got here from.
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Nevertheless, as legendary a transfer as utilizing a bloodied bat would have been, Pillar confirmed that his bat contained no blood. It was simply pine tar.
Oh, effectively. No less than it captured the creativeness of Mets followers for a short while.
And it does not take away from Pillar’s superb comeback. Even after struggling a number of nasal fractures, Pillar missed solely two weeks of motion.
Since returning, Pillar is hitting .296 for the first-place Mets and has clubbed two dwelling runs in eight video games performed. Protected to say that he has proven no concern within the batter’s field since the brutal damage.