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Cardinals Outfielder Stephen Piscotty Was Hit 3 Times In 1 Trip Around The Bases

“It just stunned me. It wasn’t like I lost consciousness. I was fine.”

Cardinals’ outfielder Stephen Piscotty exited the game against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night after he was hit by three baseballs in one trip around the bases. 

A video posted to Twitter shows the three instances in which Piscotty was hit ― first at bat, then as he ran to second and again when he ran home. 

Piscotty was hit twice in the elbow, but the last hit to the head caused him to exit the game, USA Today reported. He cleared concussion protocol Wednesday, according to ESPN, and was cleared to play, but Wednesday’s game against the Cubs was postponed due to rain. For the makeup game, the Cardinals will host the Cubs in St. Louis on Thursday. 

Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Piscotty said of the final blow, “It just stunned me. It wasn’t like I lost consciousness. I was fine.”

In 2015, Piscotty was carted off the field after a violent collision in the outfield with teammate Peter Bourjos left the player unconscious. 

“The one in Pittsburgh I came out very, very fortunate,” Piscotty said Wednesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “That one could have been very serious. I think the fact that I got hit three times [Tuesday] night makes it more dramatic.”

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