Young fan struck with foul ball during Brewers-Braves game
ATLANTA (AP) A boy was taken to an Atlanta hospital after being struck in the head with a foul ball during the seventh inning of the Braves' game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.
Milwaukee leadoff hitter Carlos Gomez lined a pitch into the stands along the first-base line behind the Atlanta dugout. Pitcher Julio Teheran heard the child get hit and crouched down on the mound in obvious anguish. Gomez also looked toward the stands with concern. Someone in the Braves dugout threw a towel into the stands, but the boy did not appear to be bleeding.
The child was hustled up the aisle by medical personnel. The Braves said he was "conscious and talkative" while being treated at Turner Field, before he was transported to a hospital.
No other details were immediately released.
"The team and all of Braves Country have him in our thoughts and prayers," the team said in a statement.
Teheran was clearly shaken by the incident, though he bounced back to pitch a six-hitter. Atlanta beat the Brewers 5-0.
"That was scary for me," Teheran said. "I knew it hit somebody. It was a fast and hard. No one had a chance to get out of the way."
He sent his best wishes to the child.
"If anyone knows him, please let him know I hope he's fine," Teheran said.