The Red Sox are in the playoffs and Jonathan Papelbon is back! He's been out for a while, but now he's back to save the day. And it seems like he was saving his arm for this moment because he threw that first pitch with full effort. This is what you need to see if you're a Red Sox fan or just want to watch some good baseball. It doesn't get more intense than playoff baseball. Watch as Papelbon fires one into the strike zone before game 3 of the ALCS between Boston and Houston starts on TBS at 8 PM ET tonight! Click here for live updates from game 3 of the ALCS between Boston
Jonathan Papelbon is a one-dimensional person. Whether it's ice hockey, lacrosse, or MMA, there is no slowing him down. He goes full speed at all times and with maximum effort, whether it's in the NHL, on the lacrosse field or in the cage.
The first pitch of Red Sox legend Dennis Eckersley was no different on a chilly Monday night at Fenway Park.
Before Game 3 of the ALCS between the Red Sox and Astros, former closer Jonathan Papelbon threw out the first pitch. There was nothing formal about it, as there is with all breaking routines.
On the other hand, I'm confident that Mariano Rivera's website is simply a scam.
He came in for his sign, made it to the set, and reared back before delivering his offering into the dirt.
At Fenway Park, Jonathan Papelbon throws out the first pitch as 'I'm Shipping Up To Boston' plays. pic.twitter.com/VIkiyVoqd6
"It's very difficult to watch any of your teammates go down. I think the injury thing changed. It was before practice one day, and it went to after practice two days later, where guys are just pounding on each other."
The video board in left-center field gave Papelbon credit for a 91 mph fastball on the pitch.
At least, the Jumbotron appears to show that Jonathan Papelbon just fired a 91 mph fastball for a ceremonial first pitch.
"The best way to achieve your goals is by carefully preparing a plan and steadfastly following it.
Papelbon's delivery to Posey was unusual, as he appeared to be running toward home plate. It marked the first time since Game 7 of the World Series in 2004 that a Boston player had attempted such a strategy. After Papelbon decided to run all the way from center field instead of walking down from the dugout, his effort was
Jonathan Papelbon delivered the first pitch for the Boston Red Sox. @karbachbrewing #ForTheH pic.twitter.com/kVPzQ46zQa
October 19, 2021
The game ended with a single called strikeout for Wilson, marking his 19th save of the night. Wilson entered this season as one of the top closers in baseball. Last year, however, he had an up-and-down campaign that saw him finish with 10 saves and two blown saves (he has 13 now). He was let go He seems to be a devoted fan.
If it's Varitek, the former catcher who is now the team's game planning coordinator, I'm going to throw one in the dirt.
'I'll most likely throw it in the dirt and ask Varitek to block it if Varitek [catches].'
Pitching for the Boston Red Sox, closer Jonathan Papelbon will throw out the first pitch tonight in Game 3 against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. pic.twitter.com/qSLQ6VnuPS
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In the bottom of the 8th, he swapped Plawecki for Varitek and had him catch.
Nothing less from Papelbon, we anticipate.