Kevin Pillar, the Met returned from the Injured List last night. Two weeks ago, Pillar was hit in the face with a 94-mph pitch, breaking his nose, among other injuries. He underwent facial surgery for multiple nasal fractures.
Pillar entered the game as a defensive replacement in the seventh inning, and batted in the eighth, driving a single to left field. For the next 4 to 6 weeks, while his nose heals, he will be wearing a mask in the field and on the base paths, and a custom helmet while batting.
In "oh by the way" news from last night's Met game, Jacob deGrom made his second