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J.A. Happ Hit In The Head By A Line Drive [VIDEO]

PATRICIA ESTRADA, CBS Houston
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It was a scary night at the ballpark in St. Petersburg last night for Toronto Blue Jay fans.

During the second inning of the Blue Jays’  6-4 win over Tampa Bay Rays , Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ had no time to react when a line drive hit by  Rays’  outfielder Desmond Jennings hit him in the head.

Players on both teams and fans at Tropicana Field were left shaken after the ball hit the left-hander, making a sound which Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey described as two bats hitting each other.

“It’s devastating. … I could barely watch it,” Dickey said to ESPN. “You just don’t know what to think, really. It paralyzes you a little bit. And when it sounds like two bats, when you hear the sound off the bat and it sounds like it hits another bat, it’s scary. It’s really, really scary. I just started praying in the spot. That’s all I knew to do.”

(credit:  J. Meric/Getty Images)

(credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

Happ- a former Astros pitcher- had to be immobilized and wheeled off the field in a stretcher.

The seven-year veteran is now responsive and doing well after suffering a head contusion and a laceration to his left ear, and team officials said he will be released from Bayfront Medical Center later in the day. View related video below:

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