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Giancarlo Stanton leaves game after being struck in the face by a pitch

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Miami Marlins superstar and franchise player Giancarlo Stanton left Thursday night's game after being struck in the face with a pitch from Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers.

The scene itself was horrific, as Stanton was clearly in pain. The following Vine is not pleasant to see:

And the story doesn't end there. Stanton was ruled to have swung on the pitch, and Reed Johnson replaced him as the batter:

Stanton has been in conversations with the Marlins on a franchise record-breaking deal, and was hitting .288/.395/.555 for the season. We will update as more information becomes available.