Detroit Tigers rookie pitcher, Drew Smyly, was forced out of Sunday’s game after three innings against the Cincinnati Reds because of this disgusting blister.
The 22-year-old Smyly, felt the blister appearing on his left hand at the start of the third inning. “It was getting real puffy and mushy,” Smyly said. “Every pitch, it was getting mushier and mushier. I could see it just start going down my finger. I tried to get through the inning as fast as I could.”
Jim Leyland said of the blister, “It’s the worst one I’ve ever seen in my life. It was huge. I’ve never seen a blood blister that big.”
Smyly posted the picture to his twitter account saying,” Alright you asked for it….don’t worry it’s not as bad as it looks.” The blister sure looks painful if you ask me.
The Tigers were able to rally and beat the Reds, 7-6, after scoring four runs off Reds’ closer, Aldoris Chapman.