The Boston Red Sox have sparked extra magic this season. After the Red Sox walked off twice in the same day, that basically summed up how magical and fun this season has been for the Boston Red Sox.
The Red Sox were down 7-2 in the bottom of the 9th of last Thursday’s game, and they were about to look at another loss. But, after a few base hits with no outs, the Red Sox began one of the best classic comebacks since the Mothers Day miracle. Daniel Nava ended the game with a walk-off single as Ortiz and company ran onto the field and stripped Nava.
Coming off of one of the worst Red Sox seasons in the last 40 years, no one would have expected the Red Sox to not just be in first place in their division, but to have the best record in baseball. There is no more fried chicken, no more beer, and there is some sort of mood now in the clubhouse that really makes the Red Sox one of the most likeable teams in baseball.
And now, the Red Sox have 11 walk off wins this season, which leads the majors. It is always exciting seeing the effort and determination the Red Sox show every day to try and win each ballgame. When they acquired Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes, and Stephen Drew, they did not expect each player contribute as much as they are. Jonny Gomes has 3 walk off hits, including 2 homers, and he has done well defensively. And although sometimes hurt, Shane Victorino is always there when you need a guy to produce. Since Iglesias’s departure, Stephen Drew has come up big in the clutch, including one walk-off hit.
The Red Sox have helped heal Boston when times were tough, and they helped prove that baseball is a game full of teamwork, along with helping one another. The Red Sox have been winning big and they are Boston strong.
– Jake Coffey
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