Fans Troll Boston Red Sox After Huge Upset Loss to Baltimore Orioles in Playoff Race

Published 09/29/2021, 5:45 AM EDT
Sep 28, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) argues with umpire Mike Estabrook (83) after being called out on strikes against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


The ongoing MLB season saw one of the biggest upsets in the American League East. With just days left for teams to attempt reaching the playoffs, the Boston Red Sox suffered a major upset at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles yesterday.

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While this has huge implications on the postseason, it also sent baseball fans into wild frenzy on social media.

Fans take to Twitter to share their reactions on shock upset

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Vying for a place in the playoffs, the Red Sox faced the Orioles, who with 50-106, have the worst record in the league. The Red Sox started well, with Kyle Schwarber smashing the ball out of the park in the second inning to give a 1-0 lead to the visitors.

However, the game turned on its head in the sixth inning. Although Hunter Renfroe sent one into the stands to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead, the Orioles responded in the same inning. Despite Chris Sale pitching well, Kelvin Gutierrez made first base with a shot, which brought in Ryan Mountcastle.

The 24-year-old, tipped as a favorite for the AL Rookie of the Year, smashed Sale out of the park to drive in two runs, and tie the score at 2-2. Austin Hays then added another run to send the Orioles into a 3-2 lead, with Trey Mancini adding another to make it 4-2 in the eighth.

The Red Sox couldn’t recover in the final inning, capping off a surprise win for the Orioles. This result saw Twitter play host to a plethora of reactions, which included a cheeky meme from the Seattle Mariners.

Can the Boston Red Sox bounce back to make the playoffs?

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After four straight losses, morale cannot be high in the Red Sox camp. However, they have five more games to make the playoffs, two of which are against the Orioles. In addition, they will play a three-game series against the Washington Nationals, who have a 65-93 record as of today to close out the regular season.

Sep 28, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (41) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Currently, they have the fifth best record in the American League at 88-69, which puts them in a wildcard spot. However, they face stiff competition from the Mariners, who have an 88-70 record and the Toronto Blue Jays, who have an 87-69 record.

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Although they have struggled in recent times, their remaining fixtures still smile brightly on them. However, they will need to win all of them to reduce their dependence on their competitors’ results.

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 & US Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He began following F1 since 2010, which made him an instant Sebastian Vettel fan. His favorite tracks on the calendar include Spa-Francorchamps, Monaco and Monza.

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