Jun 13, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis (24) reacts with first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) and right fielder Jason Heyward (22) after hitting a three run home run against Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson (33) (not shown) during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves Jason Heyward Leaves Game, Now What?

Atlanta Braves right fielder, Jason Heyward, was hit in the right hand by a pitch from C.J. Wilson on Friday night.  Heyward would stay in the game for another inning but would come out of the game in the bottom of the 2nd inning.

The ball hit Heyward on the back of his right hand which is never good.  From the video, you can hear the ball pop off his knuckles.

This link is the video of Heyward getting hit by the pitch

Heyward scored on the Evan Gattis‘ home run in the 1st inning and he played the field but the hand must of bothered him so he had to exit the game.

The Braves training staff took x-rays of the bruised hand and they came back negative for a fracture.  Great news for Braves Nation.

Heyward has only missed two games this season but in previous years, he’s missed many games.  Though he’s considered day-to-day, he’ll probably at least sit tomorrow’s game.

JHey has been hot at the plate during the last few weeks and I’m really hoping this isn’t a setback.

If he has to miss time, expect Jordan Schafer to get some playing time.

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