Austin Voth exits game after being hit in the face by 90 mph fastball


Washington Nationals pitcher Austin Voth exited Sunday's game against Philadelphia in the third inning after he was hit in the face by a 90 mph fastball from Vince Velasquez during his at-bat.

Following the Nationals' 12-6 loss to the Phillies, manager Davey Martinez announced that Voth suffered a broken nose. The pitcher will now stay in Philadelphia to have it reset.

It appeared as though the ball made contact with the helmet before hitting Voth’s nose. His day ended after pitching two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

Voth knelt over home plate for several minutes as Washington’s medical staff attended to his bleeding nose. He was able to walk to the locker room on his own power, with a towel pressed on his face.

Wander Suero stepped in for the fourth inning of the game to replace Voth. Fellow pitcher Joe Ross stepped in to pinch run for Voth, but was unable to score during the inning. 

Washington fell tot 24-32 on the season with the loss on Sunday after recently overtaking the Marlins for the fourth spot in the NL East. Sunday’s contest at Citizens Bank Park was the final game of a three-game series—the Nats took Friday’s game 2-1 before losing Saturday by a final score of 5-2.