Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker may have had his life flash in front of his eyes during Game 3 of a National League Divisional Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.
In an at-bat against Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, Walker looked as a 94-mph pitch headed directly at his face. Fortunately, the ball missed his face and hit the brim of his helmet. Trainers went out to check on Walker, but he stayed in the game.
Watch a video of the scary incident below:
Before the pitch almost hit his face, Walker had to get out of the way of another inside pitch by Darvish. The pitch ended up hitting the barrel of his bat and was challenged by Arizona manager Torey Lovullo, but it was upheld as a foul ball. The D-Backs were down 3-1 at the time, and Darvish was pulled after he hit Walker.
But the D-Backs were unable to make anything of the hits batsman. The next batter after Walker grounded into a double play, and a groundout ended the inning.
The winner of the NLDS game advances to play the winner of the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals series. The Cubs won earlier in the night to take a 2-1 edge in the series. They look to close it out Tuesday in Game 4 at 5:38 p.m. Eastern.