October 13th might become known as ‘Comeback Sunday’ in Boston as not only did the New England Patriots march down the field with a minute left and beat the undefeated New Orleans Saints, the Red Sox stormed back from a five run deficit in the eighth inning to win Game 2 of the ALCS.
The comeback was capped by a grand slam home run from David Ortiz, which just cleared the shortened Fenway Park right field wall, a wall that Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter got to know very well.
As Hunter raced back to catch the screaming drive (which he missed by inches), he flipped over the wall, tumbling into the Red Sox bullpen. He was clearly shaken up as members of the Sox’s pen rushed to his aid and blood could be seen coming from the back of his head once he stood up.
Hunter shockingly remained in the game and as it was reported that he only had the wind knocked out of him:
Torii Hunter flipped over the fence, got the wind knocked out of him and drew some blood on the back of his head as he tried to rob what ended up being the game-tying grand slam by David Ortiz in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Sunday night.
Asked how close he came to catching that ball, Hunter added: “I don’t remember. I went up, lost it in the lights for a second, then I saw it, tried to give a last effort, and next thing you know, I was flipping over the fence.”