Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips exited Monday’s game after being hit by a pitch in the fourth inning by New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard.
Phillips, who fouled two balls off of his foot earlier in the at-bat, was nailed by Syndergaard’s 98 mph fastball on his left ring finger. Upon being hit, Phillips dropped to his hands and knees, and was then removed from the game. Ivan De Jesus Jr. pinch ran for him at first base.
X-rays came back negative for Phillips after being hit by the pitch.
In his first at-bat, Phillips recorded an infield single, which gave him a hit in all 33 road games he’s played against the Mets in his career.