The video is unlike anything you’ve seen before in a baseball context.
Yunel Escobar had a tough time with this fastball from Mets wunderkind Noah Syndergaard, and he had to leave the game with a wrist injury.
Repeat, he left the game with an injury. The proper reaction to the below video is to hold your hand over your open mouth and whisper, “Oh, my.”
Escobar’s wrist has been an issue for most of the year, and there’s no update on his condition yet. You’ve seen hitters get fastballs they aren’t expecting before, but you probably haven’t seen anything quite like that.