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Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa managed to foul a pitch right off his own helmet

The 2016 season has been a historic one for #PitchersWhoRake. There have been bat flips. There have been DH appearances. There was even talk of pitchers going where no pitcher has gone before: the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. Truly, this is a revolutionary age.

But amid all the great progress being made at the dish, it's important to remember that #notallpitchers share their peers' enthusiasm for hitting. For every secret slugger, there's a guy hitting below the Mendoza Line. For every Madison Bumgarner, there's a Jorge De La Rosa, just trying to escape an at-bat during the Rockies' 11-2 win over the Braves on Friday without fouling a ball off his own helmet:

He was able to keep things in perspective after the game, though: "It was really fast," he told's Thomas Harding. "Thank God it hit me in my helmet and not my face." 

De La Rosa did recover to throw six innings of two-run ball while picking up the win. And besides, look on the bright side, Jorge -- at least you didn't end up striking yourself out.