Nick Green hits walkoff home run for Red Sox, defeats Atlanta Braves 6 - 5 in 69th game of season
After hitting a walk-off home run to sink the Red Sox back in 2004, shortstop Nick Green did the same to his former club by smashing the first pitch he saw in the ninth inning around Pesky's Pole.
Atlanta - 200 000 210 - 5 14 1
Red Sox - 300 100 101 - 6 10 0
Nick Green hit a walk-off home run on Jeff Bennett's first (and only) pitch of the bottom of the ninth, giving Boston a win on a windy, misty Father's Day (shades of a homer in the gloamin'?).
Nick Green has been slowly winning over Red Sox Nation this season with consistently improving defense and batting average that has hovered between .280 and .300 for most of the season.
Yesterday he gained my allegiance for good with a game-winning ding dong aginst the Braves.
Bottom Line: Many forget that Green was not a short stop when he signed with the Red Sox this offseason, but when Lugo and Lowrie went down, he was asked to fill in and do his best. He struggled with Lugo-like errors, but those miscues have become a thing of the past, while his hitting has earned him more and morer playing time.