“It feels good right now,” Soriano said. “Going to wait until tomorrow and see.”
The Jason Kipnis line drive seemed headed for Soriano’s face, but he threw up both hands. The ball hit both the base of Soriano’s glove and the bottom of his pitching hand, below the pinky.
“I don’t see too much (of) the line drive,” Soriano said. “I put my hand and my glove in front of my face. I see it hit the glove, hit my hand, try to find the ball and get the guy out. … I know it be sore a little bit. I said, let me try to finish, and we’ll see the trainer after the game.”
Fow now, the Yankees seem to think Soriano is fine, but obviously they’ll check on him again tomorrow. Most everyone in the clubhouse seemed eager to talk about what a scary moment it was, but after Derek Jeter was hit by a pitch to the helmet on Friday, Soriano was getting no sympathy from his Captain.
“About as scary as it is with one being thrown at you,” Jeter said. “Only you don’t have a glove.”
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