Monday, March 26, 2012

An Unlikely Hero. Or, Vote For Pedro

The following is an excerpt from Behind the Plate- the recently released autobiography of former Braves and Orioles catcher Javy Lopez.

  "...I'll never forget the good relief we got from Pedro Borbon. We were ahead 5-1 going into the bottom of the ninth. Bobby brought in Wohlers,  but he didn't have his good stuff. He gave up a leadoff home run to Ramirez and a double to Paul Sorrento, so Bobby brought in Borbon with no outs and the potential tying run on deck. Thome, Alomar, and Lofton were coming up!"
  "Pedro came in like a bull, and I was pumped up just watching him, the way he was breathing when he came in, saying, "Let's go! Let's go!" He was hungry. He was pumped. He was so pumped!"
   "He struck out Thome looking and Alomar swinging, and then Loften lined out to right field to end the game. Just like that, Borbon had a big save in the only World Series game he ever appeared in. He only had six saves in his entire career. What a huge effort that was!"

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