Milwaukee Brewers centerfielder Carlos Gomez had some words of encouragement for New York Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard after the two-time all-star was hit in the head by a 97 mph fastball from the pitcher on Sunday.
After being beaned, Gomez remained on the ground for roughly two minutes before walking off the field without assistance. He was later diagnosed with a facial contusion but did not sustain a concussion.
Syndergaard was making his second career major-league start and his first at home. After the game, which saw Syndergaard pitch six one-run innings and get his first career win, he tweeted to Gomez and said he was glad the outfielder was O.K.
Gomez told the rookie the incident is "part of the game" and wished him well in the future.
- Molly Geary