Nelson Cruz Makes Playoff History With Walk Off Grand Slam
Woah Nelly! If you weren’t watching the Rangers game last night, you missed a game that many are calling a “classic.” It was a game that had fans on the edge of their seats and glued to their televisions at home. Everybody is certain to be talking about Nelson Cruz today.
It was the bottom of the 11th inning. Both the Detroit Tigers and the Rangers had blown bases-loaded opportunities in the 9th, and once again the bases were loaded. With no outs, Nelson Cruz steps up to the plate. The fans on their feet. The tension in the air, and across the Metroplex, is palpable. Some praying, many waving their white rally towels. One foul, two foul; it’s now or never. With a final swing of his bat, Nelson Cruz nails one to the left field stands of the Ballpark in Arlington, and the crowd, quite literally, goes wild!
[photogallerylink id=58034 align=right]
He only needed a fly ball to the outfield to bring at least one runner in to score, but “Nellie” put everything behind the bat to hit what would not only he his second home run of the game, third of the ALCS, but the first walk off grand slam in playoff history.
Needless to say, as Nellie rounded the bases, the crowd hugged and high-fived each other. He was met by his teammates, who had hopped the dugout fence to crowd around home plate, and of course, he was rewarded with the celebratory plate full of cream.
What was this amazing moment in baseball history like from the stands? Have a look!