Beltran Taken To Hospital To Examine Ribs After Grand Slam-Robbing Catch

  • Rick Chandler

Beltran slickly grabs this one over the short wall.

Please excuse my mixed feelings about Carlos Beltran. Happy he’s playing in his first World Series and all, but he could have been there sooner if he hadn’t bailed on the Giants in 2011. Beltran said at the time that SF wasn’t doing enough to get quality players to return to the post-season. Then the Giants beat his Cardinals in the NLCS the following year. How’d you like them apples?

Anyway, the man can hit … and play defense. Tonight in robbing David Ortiz of a grand slam at the short fence in the second, he suffered a rib contusion and was taken to the hospital to get checked out.

Red Sox lead 7-0 in the seventh.

Red Sox win Game One, 8-1.