Jonathan Papelbon Fires First Pitch At Full Effort Before ALCS Game 3 Between Red Sox And Astros

You know who's throwing out the first pitch at Game 3 of the ALCS tonight? Jonathan Papelbon. The guy that just retired from baseball and has been a Red Sox fan his whole life. He'll be pitching to George Springer, so it should be interesting to see how this goes down. It's going to be an exciting game with two teams fighting for their chance in the World Series! And if you're not there, don't worry because we have all the action live on our site. We also have some great deals on tickets for future games too! So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets now before they sell out! Click here and

I've been playing since I was 2 years old. At no time in history has he ever done anything halfway; he's always gone all out, with maximum effort.

On a chilly Monday evening at Fenway Park, Hernandez's first pitch was no exception.

The Red Sox's Jonathan Papelbon, the team's closer from 2006 to 2011, was the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the ALCS between the Red Sox and Astros. After all, it's nothing new for Papelbon to be a cad.

He had every reason to cherish this moment on the Fenway mound, having just completed his final major league pitch in 2016.

He looked in for his sign, came to the set, and reared back with all he had while firing his pitch into the dirt.

At the start of the game, Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon delivers a pitch as 'I'm Shipping Up To Boston' plays on the loudspeakers.

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The video board in left-center field gave Papelbon credit for a 91 mph fastball on the pitch.

According to the Jumbotron photo, at least, Jonathan Papelbon just threw a 91 mph fastball for a ceremonial first pitch.

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After striking out Matt Adams to end the opener, he ran all the way from center field rather than retreating to the dugout.

In the bottom of the fourth, with two outs and a runner on first, Michael Kopech gave up a double to Adrian Gonzalez. With Marwin Gonzalez pinch-hitting for him in the top of the sixth, Kopech walked Yasiel Puig before being relieved by David Price. In relief, he struck @karbachbrewing #ForTheH

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Jonathan Papelbon, who is tenth all-time in saves with 368, retired from baseball five years ago. He still clearly loves the game.

During the NESN pregame show, Papelbon indicated that if former catcher and current team game planning coordinator Jason Varitek was behind the plate, he would lob one into the ground.

'I'll throw it downfield and force Varitek to block it.'

The Red Sox plan to use their ace, Boston's David Price, on three days' rest for Game 3. "I don't know why everyone is surprised that I'm not pitching again," said Yankees closer Mariano Rivera about his retirement plans. -> David Price will throw the ceremonial first pitch at tonight's Game 3 between the Red Sox and Yankees


Varitek was benched rather than Papelbon, who received Plawecki instead of Varitek.

We should expect nothing less with Papelbon.

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