Boston Red Sox

Jul 12, 2022; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Strahm (left) leaves the game after getting hit by a line drive in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

A lot went wrong for the Red Sox in their 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night. In addition to some sloppy play in the later innings, the team had two players – second baseman Trevor Story and relief pitcher Matt Strahm leave the game with injuries. Story was hit in the hand with a pitch, while Strahm had a line drive come back and nail his left (pitching) wrist.

After both players underwent X-rays Tuesday night, it appears both players averted any major issues. According to the team, both X-rays were negative. Story is now listed with a ‘right hand contusion’ while Strahm is dealing with a ‘left wrist contusion.’

Exactly how much time either player will miss, if any, is still unknown. Chris Cotillo of MassLive reported Wednesday afternoon that “as of now, no IL moves are planned” for Story or Strahm, but “the Red Sox are waiting to see how both players are feeling when they arrive at Tropicana Field on Wednesday.”

The Red Sox and Rays get back at it Wednesday for the third game of a four game series. Rookie Josh Winckowski will get the start for the Sox, with potential AL All-Star starter Shane McLanahan going for the Rays. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m..