Jose Lobaton's shocking walk-off homer keeps Rays season alive

10/7/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Jose Lobaton's shocking walk-off homer keeps Rays season aliveBottom of the 9th, after the Red Sox had tied the game in the top half, and Koji Uehara was pitching. Uehara had had an incredible season in relief for Boston, one of the best in recent history. At the plate was Jose Lobaton, a backup catcher who was only pinch hitting because Wil Myers cramping forced Joe Maddon into taking away his DH. Of all the possibilities in play, nobody was thinking game winning homer, and most were probably thinking out.

Naturally, Lobaton crushed one to deep center field to win the game and extend the Rays season.

 

There is so much more that could be discussed about this crazy, interminably long, 4 hour plus game, but that's the main takeaway. Lobaton becomes an unlikely postseason hero, and there will be a Game 4 tomorrow night. The scheduled starters are Jake Peavy for the Red Sox and Jeremy Hellickson for the Rays.
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10/8/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

orangemen90 wrote:
what's shocking is how this guy passes his drug screening test???

Are your serious? Please tell me this is somehow tongue-in-cheek, because if this is how you really feel, I don't know why you bother with baseball at all. Lobaton has 9 career home runs. It was an incredible postseason moment that shows anyone on the roster can be the hero. If you're first thought really is "how does he pass a drug test" then I don't know why you bother. You basically said that you think everyone in baseball is a druggie, especially if they have the temerity to hit a big postseason homer. That's just...ugh. I know I shouldn't let it bother me, but seriously, what the hell?

10/8/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

what's shocking is how this guy passes his drug screening test???