A YES Network photographer has been hospitalized after being hit by a shot at Yankee Stadium

A YES Network photographer has been hospitalized after being hit by a shot at Yankee Stadium

A YES Network photographer was rushed to the hospital after being hit in the head by an errant pitch during the New York Yankees’ game against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.

Pete Stindel was working the camera on the right side of the Yankees dugout at Yankee Stadium when the Orioles’ Gunnar Henderson attempted to convert into a double play in the fifth inning. Henderson, after performing the play at second base, knocked out first. The ball hit Stendel directly in the head and sent him backwards into the well.

The game was delayed for nearly 20 minutes while medical personnel attended to Stendel, who was later carried off the field and taken to a local hospital. Stendel raised a few fingers in a salute to the Yankee Stadium crowd as he walked off the field, and YES Network said after the game that he was conscious and undergoing tests.

“I’m definitely praying for him,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. “It was good to see him so clear holding his hand and so obviously putting his hand up.” via ESPN. “But I saw it right away right away, and it was very scary. I didn’t see how he fell again, but I knew what he could have fallen back, on top of the impact the speed of the ball hit him… obviously a tough scene there and I just hope he’s okay “.

YES Network photographer Pete Stendel was hit in the head by a wild pitch and stretched out during the Yankees’ loss to the Orioles on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. (AP/Frank Franklin II)

The Orioles put up four runs in the sixth inning thanks to a Jordan Westberg triple and added two home runs in the ninth inning to win 6-3. This resulted in Baltimore losing in two games and achieving their second win in their last eight games.

The fourth and final game of the series is scheduled for Thursday.

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