Brandon Phillips evoked Willie Mays Hayes with a leaning-back home run
The Red Sox completed a dramatic comeback against the Braves Wednesday afternoon. After entering the eighth inning trailing, 7-1, they put up six runs in the top half of the inning to tie the game.
After the Braves took the lead back in the bottom of the eighth, it was up to the Red Sox to tie the game or take the lead in the top of the ninth. After Andrew Benintendi reached on a single, Brandon Phillips -- in his first game with the Red Sox -- came to the plate with two outs. He had to adjust his perspective to get a proper view of the ball he hit:
So much swagger. pic.twitter.com/AUeFawMt4A— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) September 5, 2018
If that feels like a familiar sight, you've probably seen "Major League II," in which Willie Mays Hayes returns to the Indians with added power in his swing. He called his shot with a lean-back similar to Phillips:
Who did it better. 😂pic.twitter.com/PqQontl7Jx— Cut4 (@Cut4) September 5, 2018
This isn't the first time Hayes' fingerprints have been all over the proceedings on a Major League field. Just last season, Blue Jays outfielder
If this keeps up a closer will enter to "Wild Thing" in 2019.