Diamondbacks' Chris Iannetta Drilled In The Face With 93-MPH Fastball

By Timothy Downs

A scary scene unraveled during Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix on Friday night.

In the seventh-inning, Pirates reliever Johnny Barbato accidentally drilled Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta directly in the face with a 93-mph fastball to the absolute shock of everyone in Chase Field.

On Saturday evening, the Diamondbacks updated the masses on Iannetta’s condition via Twitter.

Unfortunately, there’s no good way to avoid a similar situation from happening again.

The majority of MLB players will never agree to wearing a helmet with a cage in the front, and pitchers are going to lose control from time to time.

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