BOSTON (CBS) – John Farrell will be watching a baseball game on Saturday. It just won’t be his own team’s.
The Red Sox manager, with permission from GM Dave Dombrowski, missed Boston’s 7-1 win over the Blue Jays so he could fly to Kansas City where his son Luke made his major league debut.
Luke Farrell, a right-handed pitcher drafted in 2013, pitched the first two innings of the first game of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins.
The younger Farrell gave up five runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings.
Naturally, the older Farrell was a bit nervous. Farrell said after Friday’s game, “I don’t know that I’ll be sitting. I’ll be pacing the ballpark for sure.”
Bench coach Gary Disarcina managed the Sox as they saw pitcher Chris Sale dominate in the Red Sox’s 7-1 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto.