The Red Sox have been relatively lucky all season with regard to their healthy pitching staff, but on Saturday, that luck came close to catching up with them in a very odd and unfortunate way.
Reliever Manny Delcarmen was on his way to Fenway around 2:30 p.m. ET for Saturday night's game against the Indians when his Hummer struck the I-93 median.
“I was going like 55, 60 in the fast lane,” Delcarmen told the Boston Herald. “The car in the middle, I saw him brush to the right a little bit and spook the guy in the slow lane — the guy in the slow lane lost control, swerved across two lanes and was coming towards me at an angle. The only thing I could do was go straight at him and hit him or slam on the brakes, which I did, and go left right into the median, which ended up clipping his car. There’s no breakdown lane, but there was nobody behind me and nobody in front of me."
According to the Herald, Delcarmen's Hummer lost its left front tire, the driver’s door was crushed
inwards and the windshield was shattered, but the 27-year-old escaped the crash relatively
The Hyde Park native's first car accident resulted in him making a visit to Mass General Hospital despite his request to the ambulance drivers to take him directly to Fenway Park. However, after quickly checking the alignment of his spine, MGH doctors released the tall righty, who arrived at the park around 4 p.m.
“My back was a little banged up, a little stiff neck but no biggie,” said Delcarmen. “We’ll see how I wake up [Sunday].”
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