Boston, MA - The Toronto Blue Jays have to be sick of some of the Boston Red Sox's best players teeing off against them and racking up grand slams. Two games removed from Mookie Betts' grand slam (and, admittedly, one game removed from Boston's 13-7 loss to Toronto), the Red Sox took the Blue Jays to extra innings on Saturday and they wound up pulling off the victory 6-2 in ten innings with Craig Kimbrel getting the win. It was a fairly routine game for the Red Sox because, you know, they're just so good that it was only a matter of time until Boston walked off a team with a grand slam.
Oh, wait? Is it not routine? Is this something special for our beloved Red Sox team? We must just be that good.
In all seriousness, Red Sox fans were taken to yet another new height during this game when they experienced Xander Bogaerts walk off the Blue Jays with a tenth inning grand slam.
In the tenth, with one out, after an error by Yuli Gurriel, Betts reached first base safely. Brock Holt came up to the plate after this and singled, sending Mookie to third base. Rightfully concerned about J.D. Martinez (who homered earlier in the game (Jackie Bradley Jr. was responsible for Boston's other run in the game when it was then tied 2-2)), he was intentionally walked by Chris Rowley to bring up Bogaerts. After taking two sinkers for balls, Bogaerts swung on the third pitch and took it deep to center field, just barely notching the grand slam.
The moment was very electric for the Fenway faithful who stuck it out through the one extra inning and it is yet another moment that proves how fun this Red Sox team has been and will likely continue to be (knock on wood).
Clearly, Alex Cora has injected the right levels of fun and excitement into this team and they badly needed it after they coasted to 93 wins last season without living up to their full potential. Even more, this team also has immense chemistry and you could see it when two buckets of Gatorade were dumped on Bogaerts. Hopefully, there is more Gatorade to come!