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San Francisco Giants pitcher Joe Martinez is counting his blessings (and stars…and how many fingers the doctor is holding up) after taking a rocket line-drive straight to the melon off the bat of Mike Cameron of the Milwaukee Brewers. The ball struck Martinez in the right temple and the force of the impact was so strong that he had blood coming out of his nose.

Amazingly, initial reports indicate that Martinez does not appear to be seriously injured. Courtesy of The Splash:

[Giants Executive Bobby] Evans did not want to get too specific medically, but said Martinez did not appear to have any broken bones, and tests did not reveal any serious injuries. But they are keeping the 26-year-old right-hander in the hospital overnight for observation. You can’t be too careful with head injuries.

Mike Cameron appeared to be somewhat shaken himself but he could at least console himself with the fact that he was credited with a double, so that’s nice for him.

Back, and to the left… back, and to the left… back, and to the left.

Morning Juice: Giants’ Joe Martinez OK after taking liner to head [Big League Stew]
Martinez has a concussion but otherwise seems fine [The Splash]
Giants’ Joe Martinez hit by Mike Cameron [YouTube]