Thought and prayers are pouring in for Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb, who took a line drive directly to the head at the top of the fifth inning in today’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Cobb reportedly remained conscious as he was taken off the field on a stretcher, but even viewers found themselves stunned by the impact.
Velocity of ball hit by Eric Hosmer that struck Alex Cobb in the head: 102.4 mph.
— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) June 15, 2013
Rays update: Alex Cobb was struck on right ear. Taken to hospital for further examination. Remained conscious whole time.
— Joel Goldberg (@goldbergkc) June 15, 2013
Nope not gonna watch the Alex Cobb video
— Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) June 15, 2013
It’s not that bad, but … ouch.
In case you missed it, Hosmer drilled Alex Cobb in the head. He's being carried off on a stretcher. https://t.co/ljo3DwMYz7
— Matt Israel (@Matt_is_Real) June 15, 2013
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) June 15, 2013
— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) June 15, 2013
PHOTO: Rays pitcher Alex Cobb being wheeled into St. Pete's Bayfront Medical Center: pic.twitter.com/HRlSTKb92d
— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) June 15, 2013
That 102mph line drive to Rays pitcher Alex Cobb isn't easy to see. My prayers are with you @Acobb53.
— Julie Stauss (@StaussHauss) June 15, 2013
Sound of the ball striking Cobb’s head — which sounded like a bat hitting a ball — could be heard in the press box http://t.co/Xso3CjvW2h
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) June 15, 2013
Thought are with Alex Cobb and his family. Another line drive in the head to a pitcher =/ not much in sports more scary then that.
— ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@Tragedy83) June 15, 2013
Man I want to cry looking at the footage of Alex Cobb getting hit by that line drive. I hope he's okay.
— Jennie (@jennieaguirre) June 15, 2013
Getting an update from the #Rays medical staff. Alex Cobb was hit in the right ear. It looks as though he is going to be okay.
— Trevor DeGroot (@TrevorDeGroot) June 15, 2013
Pray for Alex Cobb. That was brutal.
— Thomas Micheels (@tmicheels3) June 15, 2013
I hope Alex Cobb is ok. Pitchers need to start wearing some kind of protective headgear, someone is gunna die
— Robby Toth (@RCT_III) June 15, 2013
— Ryan Thomas (@RyPThomas) June 15, 2013
The Rays provided the following statement following the incident:
In the 5th inning of today’s game against the Royals at Tropicana Field, Alex Cobb was struck by a line drive on the right ear. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center for further examination. He remained conscious the entire time. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
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Remarkably, Cobb is said to have suffered only a mild concussion.
Alex Cobb suffers mild concussion after being hit in head by Eric Hosmer line drive | Big League Stew – Yahoo! Sports http://t.co/wuYvNB1cf7
— Mike (@MJFfootball) June 16, 2013
Glad to hear that Alex Cobb only has a minor concussion and will be okay. Scary stuff.
— Heather G (@heygos) June 16, 2013