Guess who delivers the must win?
I am out of words and adjectives to describe what David Ortiz has meant to this team the last four years. He is ridiculously clutch. Someone, somewhere please find me a hitter more clutch than this guy.
The Sox have lost three in a row. The Rays are giving them fits again tonight. Even though the Sox are ahead, the game just does not feel safe. It’s 6-5 in the ninth and Ortiz wallops a grand slam. Everyone can breathe easy.
Two homers and six ribbies for the big man tonight. He has 29 homers ,the most by a Sox player before the All-Star break since Yaz in 1969. Ortiz now has 82 ribbies, just two shy of Manny’s club record before the All-Star break, set in 2001.
Much like Celtics fans in the 1980s with Bird, you just need to savor every moment with this guy. He is doing things at a rate we might never see again in our Red Sox lifetime.
That’s all I have to say at this time. See you from the Windy City. I can’t wait for Schill’s grudgefest against Ozzie on Sunday.