David Ortiz's heel hurts — but how much will it hurt the Red Sox over the next few weeks?
The Red Sox entered Thursday's tilt with the Chicago White Sox with MLB's top offense, averaging 5.1 runs per game in 92 games and so far, the one constant in that lineup has been Ortiz, who leads the team in all major offensive categories.
Even though Ortiz went down with a heel injury in Monday's 5-1 victory over the White Sox, sending him to the disabled list, the Red Sox' offense has continued to hum, scoring 15 runs in the team's last two contests. Boston will need that sort of production to continue if it hopes to remain in the wild card race during Ortiz's absence.
Check out the video above to see NESN's Tom Caron, Jim Rice, Matt Stairs and Jerry Remy discuss the Red Sox' high-scoring offense and the impact Ortiz's absence will have during Red Sox First Pitch.