Tommy Pham exits Red Sox game after crashing into wall on JBJ clutch double
Tommy Pham exits Red Sox game with back injury after Jackie Bradley Jr. ignites 8-run inning for Blue Jays
The Boston Red Sox‘ decision to release Jackie Bradley Jr. earlier this month backfired in a big way almost immediately.
On Tuesday, with the Toronto Blue Jays in town for three games, the longtime Sox centerfielder proved he’s still right at home at Fenway, even though he sits in the visiting dugout now.
In the top of the third, Bradley came to the plate for his first Fenway at-bat as a member of a visiting team and doubled off Sox starter Josh Winckowski. His hit smacked the Green Monster, and so did Tommy Pham, as he tried and failed to grab the ball.
Pham left the game with back spasms and is ‘day-to-day.’
Bradley’s double ignited an offensive onslaught that might have put Pham on the Injured List with about half his new teammates. The same double led to the Blue Jays scoring eight runs in the inning, two of which were his, as the inning went on so long that he actually came up to bat for a second time, reached base in both, and scored twice.
And the Sox paid him to do all of it.