Fan Leaves on Stretcher After Falling Into Bullpen at Red Sox-Phillies
A frightening scene unfolded early in Friday’s Red Sox-Phillies game in Philadelphia after a fan required medical assistance following a fall into the visitors bullpen.
The incident occurred shortly after the game began around 7:05 p.m. ET during Phillies outfielder Masataka Yoshida’s first at-bat in the top of the first inning. Suddenly, members of Philadelphia’s medical staff rushed to the opposing bullpen inside Citizens Bank Park to treat a fan who unexpectedly tumbled into the area, resulting in a stoppage that lasted approximately 10 minutes, per Masslive.com.
After receiving treatment for several minutes, the fan was stretchered away from the bullpen as the play would eventually resume at 7:19 p.m.
NBC Sports Philadelphia reporter Taryn Hatcher later provided a report on the events leading up to fall, noting that the fan was attempting to retrieve a ball that landed in a flowerbed positioned in front of the railing where they were sitting.
The Phillies have yet to issue an update on the fan’s condition or an explanation as to how the fan ended up in the bullpen.
Game is delayed as a fan has fallen into the Red Sox bullpen in Philadelphia. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/v9fHU1BxAw
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