Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
Bolsinger hit in face with line drive
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger works in the second inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Mike Bolsinger is OK after being hit in the face with a line drive while playing for triple-A Reno Thursday.
The former Arkansas pitcher was able to leave the field under his own power and was taken to a hospital, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal. In response to well-wishers, Bolsinger said on his Twitter account Friday morning that there were no bones broken, but that he was sore.
The line drive came off the bat of triple-A Iowa's Jonathan Mota with two outs in the top of the second inning.
Before his exit, Bolsinger had allowed one hit and struck out one batter in 1 2/3 innings of work. The outing lowered his ERA to 3.70 in triple-A this season.
In two separate stints with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he is 1-6 with a 5.50 ERA in 52 1/3 innings pitched. His record in triple-A is 8-3 in 16 starts.