Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley left Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies after getting struck in the side of the head with a line drive.
The incident occurred during the second inning when Carlos Gonzalez's line drive struck Bradley on the side of the face. Play was halted and the medical staff was summoned after the pitcher fell down was motionless on the mound.
The rookie starter was conscious, but bleeding. He eventually walked off under his own power and responded to the crowd's cheers with a thumbs up gesture.
Diamondbacks head athletic trainer Ken Crenshaw spoke with the media following the game and stated that Bradley's initial prognosis is positive and that he does not have a concussion.
"Well it's not pretty to look at the mirror right now," said Bradley, who was in the dugout to congratulate his teammates following the game. "Now my concern is to get healthy and get back out there."
Bradley, who was the Diamondbacks' first-round draft pick in 2011, was making his fourth career start and entered the game with a 2-0 record and a 1.45 earned run average. He was the fifth pitcher since 1914 to allow two hits or less in six-plus innings in two of his first three Major League games
Andrew Chafin took over for Bradley on the mound.