Individual awesomeness in 2010
Darnell McDonald, April 20, Red Sox vs. Rangers
The Red Sox outfielder was called up to fill a roster void left by Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Cameron, who both went on the disabled list. In his first game, McDonald hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in his first at-bat that tied the score vs. the Rangers at 6-6. Then, with the bases loaded and two out, he slammed a wall ball off the Green Monster to give the Red Sox a 7-6 win, snapping a five-game losing streak.
I wanted to be the hero tonight, said McDonald. I wanted to come through. I know the team has been struggling a little bit. When I came up here, any opportunity I got, I wanted to be a spark. I didnt think it was going to happen like this.