There’s making a good impression, and then there’s what Brandon Phillips did Wednesday afternoon.
The 37-year-old made his Red Sox debut as Boston took on the Atlanta Braves in a matinee. After the Sox erased a six-run deficit in the eighth inning to tie the game, they again fell behind in the bottom half of the frame on a Freddie Freeman solo shot.
But in stepped Phillips — who had spent the previous months of the season with Triple-A Pawtucket and was called up Tuesday — with one on, two outs and a one run deficit.
Phillips absolutely launched a go-ahead moonshot into the left field stands.
Take a look:
It was Phillips’ first big league home run since Sept. 26.
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