Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Poncedeleon Lands

On May 9, 2017 Cardinals minor league pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon was struck in the head by a line drive in a game against the Chicago Cubs team in Iowa.  The injury was so bad that Daniel required emergency brain surgery and was hospitalized for three weeks.  You can read about it here and watch the incident below.

For many pitchers an injury like this can be the end of the line.  Either they never return to the game, or are so marred by the incident that it impacts their ability to pitch effectively.

Poncedeleon returned to pitch in the minors this season and was outstanding.  Called up to the Cardinals he made his major league debut last night, and it was something no one will ever forget as Daniel threw seven innings of no-hit ball before leaving the game.  You can watch here.  What an amazing story!

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