Major League Baseball hitters make bunting look very easy, but it’s actually quite difficult to do. That’s the reality many National League pitchers face when making those dreaded appearances at the plate.
Just ask Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Jon Moscot, who clearly has trouble keeping his eye on the ball when putting down a bunt.
During Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies, Moscot was clipped in the ear while attempting to bring the ball down. But it wasn’t a foul tip—the pitch literally hit him in the ear.
I’ve never seen an ear flop in slow motion until now. I didn’t expect it to look like a Venus flytrap.
In addition to getting the worst earache imaginable, Moscot gave up seven runs in just two innings on Tuesday before being pulled in the loss.
Not a good day for the 24-year-old.