By Tyler Radecki
March 09, 2012

Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold left Friday’s game after being hit in the left side of his face by a pitch by Tampa Bay Rays starter Alex Cobb, according to

Reimold immediately dropped down to the ground and remained facedown for several minutes while doctors examined him, according to He remained conscious the entire time and left the field holding his cheek. He was taken to a nearby hospital and was said to be awake and alert, according to

"It's probably the worst feeling you can have as a pitcher, seeing something like that," said Cobb. "Being the cause of taking a step back in his career possibly, it's something we never want to see on a baseball field. And when you're the cause of it, it's a feeling you can't describe."

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