Kyle Schwarber’s solo shot prompts great reaction from David Ortiz originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
So it’s no surprise that the franchise icon had a great reaction to Kyle Schwarber‘s first postseason home run with the Red Sox, which helped the team to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning of the American League Wild Card Game.
Schwarber’s home run resembled the kind Ortiz hit on a regular basis at Fenway Park, a 435-foot bomb to the right field bleachers. It followed a two-run home run from Xander Bogaerts, who played with Ortiz from 2013-16, in the bottom of the first.
The home run was the seventh of Schwarber’s career in the postseason and his first since 2017, when he was still a member of the Chicago Cubs.
In 14 career postseason games against the Yankees, Ortiz hit .333 (19 for 57) with five home runs and 17 runs batted in.
Source: Yahoo Sports