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Gonzalez hit in head by pitch

Updated: July 19, 2009, 1:24 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Padres' Edgar Gonzalez was helped off the field after he was hit in the head by a pitch in the sixth inning of Saturday night's game against the Colorado Rockies.

Gonzalez was hit near the ear hole on his batting helmet with a fastball from Colorado's Jason Hammel and immediately grabbed his head and fell to the ground.

"I saw the ball ricochet and it's a scary thing," Padres starter Kevin Correia said. "Being a pitcher, it's scary for you and it's scary ...

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