Kris Bryant leaves Sunday’s Cubs game after taking a pitch to the helmet
DENVER – Every Cubs fan had their breath taken away for a few minutes on Sunday when they saw a most unusual sight from their best player at the plate.
In the first inning of the team’s game at Coors Field against the Rockies, Kris Bryant was hit in the head by a pitch from Colorado starter German Marquez. The pitch caught the front of his helmet, causing it to spin around his head, and led the third baseman to being pulled from the game immediately.
Around 3 PM, the Cubs said that there are no signs of a concussion for Bryant, though he does have a cut over his left eye.
It was the fifth pitch that Bryant faced from Marquez in the at-bat, an immediately after getting hit, he appeared to be a bit woozy. Athletic trainers along with manager Joe Maddon attended to him and eventually walked him back to the dugout for further evaluation.
Unhappy over the incident, hitting coach Chili Davis and another Cubs’ player were ejected minutes later.
Bryant is enjoying a strong start to his fourth season with the Cubs, hitting .319 with two homers an 11 RBI. Before his hit-by-pitch on Sunday, Bryant had two hits in the Rockies series with an RBI.