Guerrero had one of these moments on Tuesday night.
The Blue Jays won 6-5 against the Boston Red Sox, thanks to a walk-off hit by Guerrero in the bottom of the ninth.
His hit to shallow left field brought George Springer home and ended the game.
As it turns out, he told his manager the game would be over before even going to the plate.
“Vladimir Guerrero Jr. turned to manager Charlie Montoyo in the bottom of the 9th and told him the game was over. What did Montoyo say to that? Guerrero smiled and said: ‘He got all nervous and said, ‘I trust you guys.. if you say so’,” Blue Jays reporter Hazel Mae tweeted.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. turned to manager Charlie Montoyo in the bottom of the 9th and told him the game was over. What did Montoyo say to that?
Guerrero smiled and said: "He got all nervous and said, 'I trust you guys.. if you say so.'"#BlueJays
— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) June 29, 2022
A Cool Story
It was a cool story, especially because the player delivered on his promise and sent everybody home with his game-winning hit.
Guerrero’s 2022 hasn’t been nearly as impressive as his 2021, yet he is starting to come closer to the form that made him a legitimate MVP candidate last year.
His overall batting line is up to .271/.364/.505 with 18 home runs and 46 RBI.
At this point last year, he was leading, or close to leading, all three Triple Crown categories: batting average, home runs, and RBI.
In any case, he has been swinging a hot stick recently, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see his average climb to .300 when all is said and done.
He is really important to the Blue Jays, and showed it on Tuesday.