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Luisangel Acuña hit in the face by pitch during Mets injury scare

The Mets had a major injury scare at Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday night.

Luisangel Acuña, the team’s top prospect on MLB Pipeline, was hit in the face by a pitch and appeared bloodied during the sixth inning of the Rumble Ponies’ first game of a playoff series against the Yankees’ Somerset Patriots.

Hitting with a runner on first, Acuña was drilled on the first pitch of his at-bat by right-hander Zach Messinger.

Acuna left under his own power after throwing a throw to the face.

After collapsing to the ground, Acuña, 21, crouched and was attended to by the coaching and training staff.

He eventually left the field under his own power with bench coach Mariano Duncan and a trainer at his side while he held a towel over his face, which appeared bloody.

Mateo Gil came in as a pinch runner and took over at third base, while Jeremiah Jackson moved to second base, where Acuña played.

Luisangel Acuña hit in the face by pitch during Mets injury scare
Luisangel Acuna of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, during the first round against the Somerset Patriots in Bridgewater, NJ on August 8, 2023
Noah K. Murray-NY Post

Acuña was acquired from the Rangers before the trade deadline for Max Scherzer, whose season ended last week due to injury.

Acuña hit .243/.317/.304 in 37 regular-season games with Binghamton after the deal.

He finished the game Tuesday night 0-for-3.