Medical personnel flew David Ortiz to Boston for a second surgery after the Red Sox legend was shot Sunday night; he still faces a life-threatening situation but is expected to survive. The city of Boston and Red Sox fans are offering their prayers and support, of course. Elsewhere, Dallas Keuchel made his debut in the Braves organization, pitching seven shutout innings for their Class-A team in Rome (Ga.). The Phillies and Diamondbacks played home run derby on Monday night. And the Pirates and Braves had a benches-clearing brawl after … a pitch hit Josh Donaldson’s shirt?
It seems a good sign that David Ortiz was well enough to be flown to Boston. Hopefully this means a full recovery.
Correction: I just spoke to David Ortiz’s spokesperson, Leo López*, here’s the latest: Ortiz underwent an “exploratory” surgery upon arriving at Mass General last night, which lasted until about 1am, and was declared in stable condition. He’s currently still in intensive care…
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) June 11, 2019
To the surprise of no one, Boston fans are showing their loyal side when it comes to supporting Big Papi.
A sleepless night, dozens of phone calls, coordination with their Dominican Academy, an air ambulance to MGH. Emotions were high at Fenway Monday following the news about David Ortiz. How the Red Sox mobilized so quickly to help one of their biggest stars https://t.co/tI0AN0SSbw
— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) June 11, 2019
Dallas Keuchel looked like an ace. Granted it was the minor leagues, but it’s still impressive given how long of a layoff he’s endured.
“Up and down seven times was pretty good … felt great.”
— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) June 11, 2019
The Diamondbacks opened the game with three home runs. Then the Phillies answered. Philadelphia finished with six, but Arizona had seven. That’s the most combined homers in MLB history.
— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) June 11, 2019
What even happened here? Joe Musgrove hit Josh Donaldson in the shirt. Then Donaldson jawed at him. Next thing you know, everybody was on the field. Strange times.
— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) June 10, 2019
• Ortiz had 2nd surgery after getting to Boston | ESPN.com
• Red Sox, Big Papi fans rally around Ortiz after shooting | Associated Press