David Ortiz plays the hero once again
What just happened?
The Red Sox were getting steamrolled by Detroit’s pitchers to the tune of 31 strikeouts through 16 2/3 innings. They had only managed three hits and one run in the entire series until the eighth inning of Game 2. Then they go and do something like this:
And totally redeem themselves.
Perhaps it was only a matter of time. Boston was the highest scoring team in all of baseball this season. And, it’s not so surprising that Ortiz hit a grand slam to tie the game, it’s everything that led up to that moment. 31 strikeouts, people! But, Big Papi and (ugh) Boston does it again.
What a game ... and what a win for Boston.
UPDATE: We now have this glorious fan video of the moment, as well:
[Via Dan Buomono]