Watch: Jameson Taillon hit in head by line drive, stays in game

Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon continued pitching after taking a line drive to the head Tuesday. 
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Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon continued pitching after taking a line drive to the head Tuesday.

Taillon was pitching in the top of the second when the Brewers’ Hernan Perez hit a 105-mph line drive of Taillon’s head. The ball was deflected into left field for a hit.

Trainers examined Taillon for several minutes before letting him return to the game.


Taillon made his first start Tuesday since a stint on the disabled list for fatigue in his right shoulder. Following Tuesday’s game, he tweeted about the incident:

Taillon entered his Tuesday start with a 2–1 record and 3.86 ERA in five starts.