Colorado Rockies right-hander Ryan Feltner will spend the night at a Denver-area hospital after being hit by a line drive in Saturday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Rockies said Feltner is under observation and undergoing further evaluation.
“He’s undergoing a litany of exams and tests. We’ll know more in the morning,” Rockies manager Bud Black said after the game.
Feltner left the game with two outs in the second inning after taking a line drive to the head off the bat of Phillies right fielder Nick Castellanos.
The line drive knocked down Feltner, who was on the ground for a while before getting up and receiving an ovation from the home crowd. He was able to walk off the field and was replaced by Peter Lambert. The ball caromed toward first base as Castellanos was safe with a single.
“There was a part of me that wanted to go to the mound, but I guess the baseball player takes over and you run to first,” Castellanos said. “As soon as I touched first, I turned around and was really hoping what just happened didn’t happen.”
Feltner was charged with the loss after giving up four runs on four hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings.
–Field Level Media