Saturday, June 6, 2015

Serious Fan Injury Mars Sox 4-2 Win Over A's

(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
UPDATE: Fan still in hospital
Once again, the Fenway Park organist has proven that he is one of the wittiest men on Yawkey Way. As Pat Venditte—the switch-handed pitcher—warmed up, Josh Kanter played Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides, Now". Brilliant. The game itself was pretty good, too—alhought it was marred by a life-threatening injury to a female fan in the box seats near home plate. When splinters from Bret Lawrie's broken bat flew into the stands, some hit the fan causing "profuse" bleeding. The fan was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center—a short distance from Fenway. In the game, Wade Miley pitched into the eighth inning—allowing just two earned runs in another quality start by the quick-working lefty. The offense in the 4-2 win was powered by Dustin Pedroia (3-4 ) and Brock Holt (2-4, 1 RBI). Rusney Castillo also had two hits. Everyone's thoughts after the game, of course, were with the injured fan. Said Lawrie, "There was just some bad luck. There's really no time (for fans) to react behind the dish. Unfortunately, everything's so close behind there." We wish the fan a fast, full recovery.