Apparently, all David Ortiz does is hit timely home runs.
The Boston Red Sox slugger did it again, this time in Game 2 of the 2013 World Series as Big Papi sent a towering shot over the Green Monster in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Not only was the home run well timed, it also gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead as St. Louis Cardinals starter Michael Wacha had been rolling through the first five innings. Prior to Ortiz’s home run, Wacha had given up just 1 earned run in 26 postseason innings.
The bomb was Ortiz’s fifth of the postseason, though had it not been for Carlos Beltran in Game 1 who robbed Ortiz of a grand slam, it would have been his sixth.
Ortiz now has two home runs and five RBI through the first 15 innings of the 2013 World Series.
Between Ortiz and Carlos Beltran, the 2013 World Series features two of the most historically clutch performances (at least offensively) in Major League Baseball history.