Following the start of his latest (and possibly final) rehabilitation for the Worcester Red Sox, Chris Cell reveals exactly what he thought of his performance in a flash of despair.
Captured in the video, Cell – who gave up one run on 72 pitches in 37 innings but walked five batters when fighting his command – was seen throwing rubbish in the team’s dugout tunnel after leaving the game.
Footage shared by NBC10 reporter Alisha Palumbo shows the cell’s reaction after being pulled from the game in the fourth inning after a base-loaded walk.
Later, the cell goes back to the dugout and sits quietly with his teammates.
Following the game, he gave a blunt assessment of his performance.
“Puffffff. Not good,” said Cell. “I was fishing there today … There’s nothing like hanging your hat, that’s for sure.”
Still, Cell – who struck out five batters and hit 97 miles per hour with his fastball – said he was “very ready” to return to the Red Sox after four rehabilitation starts. According to the team, he has not pitched for Boston this season due to a stress fracture in his right rib as well as an undisclosed medical problem.
“I know there’s a little hiccup today but it’s not something that can’t be avoided,” he explained.
“I just want to be a part of it,” Cell added. “I want to go back to my work and pull my weight.”