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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Lopez hit: Scary situation

Pedro Lopez was hit in the face by a Matt Wise pitch in the eighth inning. They're taking Lopez off on a cart right now. He bleeding heavily from the mouth. He did not lose consciousness. But he was in considerable pain.


6 Comments:

at 10:12 PM Anonymous Red Faced said...

Watching Lopez take that pitch to the head is the only thing I've seen this season scarier than our bullpen in the 8th inning. Sure hope he's OK.

John, on another note. I bet Lohse just pitched his last game with the Reds. What do you think?

 
at 10:35 PM Anonymous tom said...

I saw it on TV. I said a prayer for his health and safety. It was a terrible thing to see.

 
at 10:44 PM Blogger BubbaFan said...

Please let us know how he's doing.

 
at 11:21 PM Blogger John Fay said...

He was taken to the hospital. Dr. Tim Kremchek told Pete Mackanin he thought Lopez had a broken bone in his face. We'll hear more tomorrow.

 
at 11:30 PM Anonymous Justin Fernandez said...

I was sitting about level with first base, Sec 131 LL, and I could hear the ball hit his face. As he was taken off the field it looked like he had cut his forehead on the right side, probably from when he hit the ground. Tough night. Get better soon Lopez. Hope the jaw and teeth damage is only bruising and loosening. Poor kid.

Dunn played superb. He looked motivated and driven. His stretching a single into a double was right out of the Pete Rose playbook. Ross was also imitating Pete well, until he hit the second base bag awkwardly.

For the most part, the Reds looked great and they looked to be having fun. Glad to see that.

Win tomorrow. 3 of 4 from the first place team is a nice feat.

Junior looked great in the field but uncomfortable at the plate. And it was good to see Weathers pumped up and aggressive.

Conine stealing 2nd was also a big treat. Hatte performed well too, albeit in "slo-mo." Loshe looking like Harang through 5 was also a treat.

Of more interest to me was how happy the fans, as a whole, seemed. You'd never guess by the "vibe" at GABP that we were in last place...fortunately for Reds ownership!

After tonight, I hope we don't trade Dunn or Griffey. Dunn having hit more HRs than anyone except Pujols and Ortiz over the last 3 years is an interesting statistic. Why can't he just play first base?

 
at 11:06 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

John,

Reminded me of when Dickie Thon got beened in the face. Hopefully he will be okay. Ouch.

David

 
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