Athletics

Scary moment as Chapman gets hit in head, stays in game

Athletics
USA Today

It was a scary sight on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas when A’s third baseman Matt Chapman was hit by a pitch in the left side of his helmet with a 91 mph sinker from Kyle Gibson in the top of the fourth:

The A's trainer and manager Bob Melvin ran out to check on Chapman after the ball forced his helmet to come off of his head. 

Gibson grabbed his head immediately and appeared to mouth an apology toward him as Chapman walked to first base with the trainer. 

Chapman had a small red mark on his cheek in the area where he was hit, but appeared to be OK and would go back into the game to run the bases.