The Red Sox rally on Monday night was, in a sense, stranger than fiction.
After falling behind 4-0 to the Athletics, it looked like another verse of a familiar song for Boston baseball in 2019. The slow start to the team’s World Series defense has left many fans feeling discouraged.
Stephen King, a longtime Red Sox fan (whose email correspondence once formed half of a book on the team’s 2004 championship), weighed in on the continued reversal of fortune experienced by the current Boston team.
I miss the Red Sox. I wish they were playing this year.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 30, 2019
Luckily for King and other Red Sox fans watching the game, the Boston lineup was already preparing a vigorous response. After Oakland starter Frankie Montas walked Christian Vasquez with one out, back-to-back errors left the bases loaded.
Base hits from Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez made it 4-2. And less than five minutes after King’s tweet, Xander Bogaerts completed the comeback with a game-tying RBI double to deep center.
Get ’em on, get ’em over, get ’em in. pic.twitter.com/y8NgWIhJjX
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 30, 2019
With the Red Sox offense shining through, Boston never looked back in a 9-4 win.