Mookie Betts finishes a 13 pitch at bat
with a game winning grand slam

ON THIS DATE (July 12, 2018) ... Mookie Betts is incredible, and while there was more to this game than just one at bat, Mookie had one at bat that changed everything. In one of the best battles at the plate ever seen, the Red Sox superstar changed the game with one swing and led his team to their tenth straight win.

Before the Red Sox even got to come to the plate, they were down 2-0. Then, in the bottom half of the fourth, things got weird and things got very good for the Red Sox. After a quick first out, Xander Bogaerts would single, and then it appeared he was cut down at second on a fielder’s choice. However, replay showed that Devon Travis’ foot came off second base a second early, and the Red Sox won a challenge to keep Bogaerts at second with Brock Holt at first. Eduardo Núñez would then hit a little nubber to the mound, and the bases were loaded with one out and Sandy León coming up. The catcher wouldn’t make hard contact, but his soft grounder to shortstop scored a run, with Holt being cut down at third on an impressive glove-flip from Lourdes Gurriel.

Bradley then came up and Happ made a mistake by walking to re-load the bases for Betts, and then everything happened. It was one of the best at bats ever seen. Betts would see 13 pitches in the at bat, and one of them was a pop up in foul ground on the right side that bounced out of Juston Smoak’s glove. It gave Betts another chance, and he took advantage. On the 13th pitch, he got a low fastball and he muscled it over everything in left field for a dramatic grand slam.

 

 

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W-David Price (10-4)
S-Craig Kimbrel (29)
L-J.A. Happ (10-6)
Attendance - 36,274

 2B-Bradley (Bost), Swihart (Bost), Gurriel (Tor),
 Smoak (Tor)

 HR-Betts (Bost), Hernandez (Tor), Morales (Tor)