The sound of a baseball hitting a batting helmet is unmistakable. You could clearly hear that sound from nearly every seat at Chase Field when Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds was struck in the head by an errant pitch from Washington Nationals reliever Collin Balester.

The pitch was a 95 mile per hour fastball that hit Reynolds helmet just above his eye. He immediately fell to the ground as Diamondbacks coaches and training staff rushed to the field to attend to him.


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