Sports


Stanford grad Piscotty involved in 'gruesome' collision

 

St. Louis Cardinals rookie and Stanford grad Stephen Piscotty left Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on a cart after being involved in a gruesome outfield collision with teammate Peter Bourjos.

Piscotty, who was playing left field, was chasing a fly ball off the bat of Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison that was headed for the indented section of the PNC Park outfield in deep left-center field.


Stephen Piscotty
There was an awkward hesitation on Piscotty's part as he appeared to be unsure if Bourjos could get there.

Bourjos never stopped running and ended up making the sliding catch, but in the process caught a diving Piscotty with a knee to the left side of his head.

Here's a video of the collision. Be warned though, it's graphic.

An initial scan came back negative. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated that while Piscotty is sure to be very sore, it appears there should be no long-term damage.

— Mark Townsend/Big League Stew

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Su Hong Palo Alto's last day of business will be Sept. 29
By Elena Kadvany | 13 comments | 4,420 views

Electric Buses: Challenges and Opportunities
By Sherry Listgarten | 22 comments | 2,714 views

Troubling safety issues in our fair city
By Diana Diamond | 16 comments | 1,342 views

Natural Wines?
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 962 views

Premarital, Women Over 50 Do Get Married
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 889 views

 

Register now!

On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

More Info