Last night, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hit a grand slam to tie game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers. It was an incredible moment for Red Sox fans, but an incredibly scary moments for Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter and the fans.
Hunter leapt at the wall to make the catch, and ended up flipping over the wall and landing on his head. He was close but didn’t make the catch, and Hunter would do it a gain.
“This is the postseason,” Hunter said, via ESPN. “I’d die on the field for this. You’re not going to take me off this field. I was trying my best to just stop that ball from going over the fence, I’d sacrifice my body if I have to. I’ve done that my whole career.”
He was close to catching it too, it looked like he had just ran a little to far towards center field and the ball was coming in behind him.
“I jumped up. I thought I had a bead on it,” said Hunter. “Next thing I know, I’m falling over the fence.”
The good thing is that Hunter is alright and not seriously injured, just some bumps and bruises. He said he’d be good to go on Tuesday.
Tough lost last night. I feel like I played a Sunday night football game. I’m sore right now but I’ll be ready to go on Tuesday.
— Torii Hunter (@toriihunter48) October 14, 2013