Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval day-to-day after being hit by pitch on strikeout

Ryan Hannable
July 30, 2015 - 5:26 pm

It was one of the weirdest plays you'll ever see. In the fourth inning, Pablo Sandoval struck out swinging against White Sox lefty Chris Sale on a tailing fastball inside, but as he swung and missed, the pitch hit him on the left forearm. The Red Sox announced he left the game with a left forearm contusion. "Pablo is probably day-to-day. He's sore right now," manager John Farrell said. "That was a fastball that chased him. It look like it might hit him in the throat if [he] didn't take it on the wrist on the swing. A scary moment. The scan here at the ballpark is clean. But, still day-to-day." The third baseman was the last out in the inning and immediately left the game. He was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts. Newcomer Josh Rutledge replaced him at third base. Sandoval entered the game hitting .262 this season. It was the second straight game he's been forced to leave the game early as he left Wednesday's game with dehydration. For more Red Sox news, check out