The Red Sox had to think they had an extra base kick in a tight match against the Blue Jays until George Springer came up with a better candidate this year.
Boston Red Sox fans had been waiting for offense to take off on the ground for most of the opening month of the 2022 MLB season, and were hoping they could do so Monday night in Toronto when they faced the Blue Jays.
After making good contact all night, it looked as if Boston was about to make some big noise. Kevin Plawecki stepped onto the plate with two ends at the top of the fifth inning and looked to really make it happen. The catcher put the ball to the left of center and he definitely had to think he got an easy double.
Instead, George Springer got on his horse and made a pretty ridiculous catch to sit Blawicke and the Red Sox with the final exit out of the inning.
George Springer steals extra bases for Red Sox with crazy catch
He slowed down and from a different point of view, you can better see what the unreal Springer made.
Springer’s grab was also crucial in a game that was largely duel shooters. A pair of home solos from the Blue Jays was the only run on the board in seven rounds and there were only seven total hits from both teams combined up to that point.
Suffice it to say, an additional base strike at that moment would have been costly to Toronto. Fortunately for Jays fans, Springer was ready to highlight the eras.