While Boston Red Sox farmhand Bryce Brentz has had a rocky 2014 season, the 25-year-old outfielder wasn’t prepared to let his Triple-A teammates down Friday.
Brentz saved the Pawtucket Red Sox’s season by delivering an exceptional throw to home plate in the 10th inning of the PawSox’s 4-2, 13-inning win over the Durham Bulls in Game 4 of the teams’ Governors’ Cup finals series. The immaculate toss cut down the potential winning run and paved the way for Ivan De Jesus’ go-ahead, two-run homer in the top of the 13th.
Catcher Blake Swihart, considered one of the organization’s top prospects, also deserves credit for his role in Friday’s season-saving play. Swihart fielded Brentz’s throw on one hop and quickly applied the tag.
The PawSox’s victory forced a winner-take-all Game 5, which will take place in Durham on Saturday night.
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