A young girl at the Yankees–Twins game in the Bronx with her grandparents was taken away on a stretcher after getting hit in the face by a foul ball off of the bat of Yankees infielder Todd Frazier on Wednesday:

According to ESPN, the ball was traveling 105 m.p.h. when it left the bat. The immediate reaction from the players says it all:

Frazier was still visibly upset after the game when talking to reporters. From NJ.com:

The Yankees infielder approached his locker with a glassy-eyed look on Wednesday afternoon, hours after a line drive off his bat struck a young girl down the third-base line in the Bronx.

Frazier, when asked what it was like to watch the scary moment in real time, had tears in his eyes.

“It was terrible. I was shaken up,” Frazier said–still outwardly upset. “I don’t know what happened. I just hope she’s alright. It’s tough to watch. It’s tough to be a part of, honestly.”

We don’t know much about the girl’s condition, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after the game that she was “doing OK”:

But she might need surgery:

Many MLB ballparks have nets that extend down the baselines to protect fans from such an occurrence. The Yankees are not one of those teams. From the New York Times:

Under the prodding of Commissioner Rob Manfred in 2015, all 30 teams agreed to extend the traditional protective netting behind home plate to at least the inner edge of both dugouts. About a third of the teams have extended the netting further, to at least the far end of the dugout, and the Mets added netting even beyond that.

However, the Yankees have yet to expand their nets, although they did issue a statement in August that said they were “seriously exploring” that option.

If Yankee Stadium had netting in place that did stretch to the far end of the third-base dugout, Frazier’s line drive, in all likelihood, would not have reached the stands. As a result, Wednesday’s incident will almost certainly increase pressure on the Yankees to act quickly to make their netting longer.

After the game, Girardi came out in favor of the netting:

Make it happen, Yanks.

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