The Boston Red Sox are having a postseason to remember.
After barely squeaking into the playoff field, Boston flipped a switch as soon as the postseason began.
As a result, the team is just two wins away from clinching a spot in the World Series.
From grand slams to walk-offs, the Red Sox have had countless big moments throughout their playoff run.
And on Monday, Kyle Schwarber became the latest member of the team to deliver in a massive spot.
It came in Game 3 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros.
If you didn’t see it live, here’s what you missed.
In The 2nd Inning Of Game 3, Schwarber Delivered A Knockout Blow
It took the Red Sox just two innings to run away with Game 3 of the ALCS.
With Boston already on top of Houston by a 2-0 score, Schwarber came to the plate with the bases loaded.
He worked a 3-0 count, then he unloaded on a fastball right down the heart of the plate.
He sent it to right field and it didn’t come back.
Kyle Schwarber loves the big playoff moments. pic.twitter.com/qhErq8Qjce
— Bleacher Nation (@BleacherNation) October 19, 2021
Schwarber’s grand slam was Boston’s third of the series against Houston.
The Red Sox eventually won Game 3 by a 12-3 score to take a 2-1 lead in the ALCS.
Schwarber Keeps Showing Up In Big Spots For Boston
Many Red Sox fans were critical of the team’s approach at the trade deadline.
A lot of folks felt that Boston’s addition of Schwarber wasn’t going to be enough to move the needle.
But over the past couple of months, that notion has been proven wrong in a million different ways.
Schwarber has made a massive impact for the Red Sox since showing up in July.
First, he provided the team with a huge boost over the final couple of months of the regular season.
He slashed .291/.435/.522 over 41 games, homering seven times and doubling 10 times.
Then, once the playoffs started, he kept things rolling.
He has been one of Boston’s best performers in the 2021 postseason, and he has the stats to show for it.
Over eight playoff games this year, the 28-year-old is slashing .281/.361/.594 with three home runs, a double, and six runs batted in.
At this point, it’s hard to deny the fact that the Red Sox got the best available bat at the deadline.
Red Sox fans have run hot and cold on him but GM Chaim Bloom has had a pretty good year: Whitlock (Rule 5), Kike’ ($14M, 2 years), Renfroe ($3M), Schwarber (deadline trade), Alex Cora (return).
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 19, 2021
The team’s decision to add Schwarber has paid dividends since he arrived in Boston, and when all is said and done, the organization might end up winning a title as a result of the deal.
The Red Sox are just two wins away from advancing to the World Series and six wins away from winning the whole thing.
Schwarber already has one World Series ring to his name, but there’s no doubt he’d love to get another.
With the way things are going right now, it’s hard to imagine Schwarber leaving Boston anytime soon.
This seems like a match made in heaven for both sides.
The Red Sox will look to inch closer to the World Series by taking care of business in Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday.