David Ortiz left last night’s game against the Giants in San Francisco with tightness in his lower back. Red Sox manager, John Farrell said, “It’s just general soreness…He’s played 1st base two of the last three days and he’s not used to it.” The Sox went on to win the game 12-1 and close out the 3 game series 2-1 over SF.
Big Papi either reaally doesn’t like to play 1st base or was in some serious pain to leave the game like that. We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and go with the latter. Let’s hope a day off in the California sun helps him feel better before their series against the Dodgers starts tomorrow.