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Rick Porcello somehow stays in after taking a Willson Contreras rocket line drive to the head


Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello is lucky to still have his head intact after Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras hit him in the head with a line drive on Monday night.

The line drive knocked Porcello to the ground, and the ball went all the way out to deep right-center field. There’s no Statcast data (because it’s Spring Training), but the exit velocity of the line drive had to be over 100 mph; the ball was smoked.

Somehow, Porcello appeared okay and stayed in the game. He even laughed it off.

That’s a pitcher’s nightmare, and it’s a bit surprising the Red Sox left Porcello in an *exhibition* game, even if he seemed to be fine.

[NBC Sports Chicago]

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