Watch: 24-Year-Old Bo Bichette Hits His First MLB Grand Slam to Lead the Way for Toronto Blue Jays Over…

Published 04/27/2022, 6:01 AM EDT
TORONTO, ONTARIO – AUGUST 31: Bo Bichette #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a foul ball against the Houston Astros in the eighth inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on August 31, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)

 

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette scored his first grand slam home run on Monday, as the Blue Jays faced the Boston Red Sox. The Jays ended up winning the game 6-2 at Rogers Centre, Toronto. Bichette scored his second home run of the MLB 2022 season as the first one came right in the second game of the season. The Blue Jays drafted the 24-year-old as the 66th overall pick during the MLB 2016 Draft. In 2019, he was promoted to the MLB.

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With the help of Bichette, the Blue Jays now lead the deadliest division, the AL East. For the Blue Jays, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Matt Chapman, and Bo Bichette helped secure the game by scoring 6. Bobby Dalbec tried, and Christian Arroyo scored 2, but it was all in vain. Bichette now has 47 home runs in the MLB since his debut in 2019.

Toronto Blue Jays win after Bo Bichette’s grand slam home run

In the 8th inning on Monday, Boston Red Sox pitcher Tyler Danish pitched a 91 mph sinker. But Bo Bichette expected the ball pretty well to score the Grand slam home run in right field. Right fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. tried to catch it, but the ball was already near the lower deck.

This grand slam home run proved to be the turning point of the game, as the score was 2-2. Bichette’s hit turned out to be the endgame for the Red Sox as he wore the famous Blue Jays home run jacket for the second time this season.

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After the game, a proud Bo Bichette stated, “I just felt very defensive. I was trying to hit every pitch that’s thrown. Just trying to be a little more selective but aggressive at the same time with what I want. I felt a little better today.”

Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, who was closely taking a follow-up of Bichette’s performance from hitting coach Guillermo Martinez, said, “It’s not only good for us, it’s good for him. He’s almost back.”

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He is almost back. This is a sign of an excellent manager. Sometimes, if a manager praises a player too much, it goes the other way round. Montoyo’s team has three games left against the Red Sox, as the Houston Astros will come down to Toronto. After the Astros, the New York Yankees will travel to Canada. Only time will tell whether Bo Bichette becomes as consistent as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or was he lucky on Monday with that grand slam home run?

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Tanveer Deodhar

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Tanveer Deodhar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a degree in media and communication studies, young Tanveer is a sports enthusiast. With a varied interests, he is an ardent follower of MLB, NBA, NFL, and Formula 1.

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