Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 vs. St. Louis Cardinals.

Wow, another crazy one last night! Mookie Betts came through to give the Red Sox their ninth walk-off win of the season. It’s been fun to document the late inning excitement this team has provided all season. Here is a gallery from the end, as well as a few from the 1967 Boston Red Sox 50th anniversary reunion.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Thursday, July 10, 2014 vs. Chicago White Sox.

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz digs in during the first inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz digs in during the first inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the sixth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the sixth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. hits a double during the sixth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. hits a double during the sixth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz flexes his muscles at second base after hitting an RBI double during the sixth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz flexes his muscles at second base after hitting an RBI double during the sixth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara reacts after giving up a game tying home run during the ninth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pitcher Koji Uehara reacts after giving up a game tying home run during the ninth inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts hits a sacrifice bunt during the tenth of a game against the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts hits a sacrifice bunt during the tenth of a game against the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pinch hitter Mike Carp hits a game winning walk-off double during the tenth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pinch hitter Mike Carp hits a game winning walk-off double during the tenth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pinch hitter Daniel Nava slides into home plate as he scores the game winning run during the tenth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pinch hitter Daniel Nava slides into home plate as he scores the game winning run during the tenth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox pinch hitter Mike Carp throws his helmet after hitting a game winning walk-off double during the tenth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox pinch hitter Mike Carp throws his helmet after hitting a game winning walk-off double during the tenth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox teammates mob pinch hitter Mike Carp after hitting a game winning walk-off double during the tenth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox teammates mob pinch hitter Mike Carp after hitting a game winning walk-off double during the tenth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hugs pinch hitter Mike Carp after hitting a game winning walk-off double during the tenth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hugs pinch hitter Mike Carp after hitting a game winning walk-off double during the tenth inning to defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

It’s nice to be back at it at Fenway Park after a few weeks of shooting out of the country, and it was even nicer to be welcomed back with an exciting walk-off win to shoot. After giving up a two run lead in the ninth inning, the Sox bounced right back and got it done in the tenth, giving them their second straight walk-off, third this home stand, and eighth this season.

Let’s hope we can keep it going!

 

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 vs. Minnesota Twins.

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini tests out a camera alongside operator Bob Tomaselli in the dugout before a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini tests out a camera alongside operator Bob Tomaselli in the dugout before a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz smiles in the on-deck circle during the sixth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz smiles in the on-deck circle during the sixth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts sets during the first inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts sets during the first inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew fouls off a pitch during the third inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew fouls off a pitch during the third inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Fans reach for a foul ball during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Fans reach for a foul ball during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a game tying solo home run during the tenth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a game tying solo home run during the tenth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates as he rounds first base after hitting a game tying solo home run during the tenth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates as he rounds first base after hitting a game tying solo home run during the tenth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates as crosses home plate after hitting a game tying solo home run during the tenth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz celebrates as crosses home plate after hitting a game tying solo home run during the tenth inning of a game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli hits a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate in the dugout as first baseman Mike Napoli hits a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate in the dugout as first baseman Mike Napoli hits a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate in the dugout after first baseman Mike Napoli hit a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate in the dugout after first baseman Mike Napoli hit a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate as they mob first baseman Mike Napoli after hitting a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate as they mob first baseman Mike Napoli after hitting a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

"Boston Red Sox players celebrate as they mob first baseman Mike Napoli after hitting a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014."

“Boston Red Sox players celebrate as they mob first baseman Mike Napoli after hitting a walk-off solo home run to defeat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 in the bottom of the tenth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Tuesday, June 18, 2014.”

What a day! On a rare mid-week daytime game, the Boston Red Sox completed a series sweep of the Minnesota Twins, winning a nail biter in vintage walk-off fashion. 

After a 0-0 game was broken up by a Minnesota home run in the tenth inning, the Sox responded with back to back home runs by David Ortiz and Mike Napoli to tie and then win the game. It was the first time the Red Sox had won in walk-off fashion on back to back home runs since June 14, 1999. 

A great game for photos, and a solid end to a successful homestand overall. 

I’m off from baseball for a few weeks, as I’m headed across the pond! More to come soon.

Boston Red Sox Photos: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 vs. Seattle Mariners.

"Boston Red Sox teammates celebrate as shortstop Stephen Drew runs to first base after hitting the game winning RBI single with the bases loaded during the bottom of the fifteenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox teammates celebrate as shortstop Stephen Drew runs to first base after hitting the game winning RBI single with the bases loaded during the bottom of the fifteenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox teammates mob shortstop Stephen Drew after Drew hits a game winning RBI single with the bases loaded during the bottom of the fifteenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox teammates mob shortstop Stephen Drew after Drew hits a game winning RBI single with the bases loaded during the bottom of the fifteenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Fans help drop the American flag over the Green Monster during a Military appreciation ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Fans help drop the American flag over the Green Monster during a Military appreciation ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The color guard awaits a Military appreciation ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The color guard awaits a Military appreciation ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"The color guard awaits a Military appreciation ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“The color guard awaits a Military appreciation ceremony before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt throws toward first base during the seventh inning of a game against the the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt throws toward first base during the seventh inning of a game against the the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempts to tag out catcher Humberto Quintero at home plate during the sixth inning of a game against the the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia attempts to tag out catcher Humberto Quintero at home plate during the sixth inning of a game against the the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia rounds first base after a two-run home run during to give the Red sox a 4-3 lead during the seventh inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia rounds first base after a two-run home run during to give the Red sox a 4-3 lead during the seventh inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava breaks his bat during the tenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava breaks his bat during the tenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox third baseman Brandon Snyder slides into second base and evades a tag by second baseman Nick Franklin during the fourteenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox third baseman Brandon Snyder slides into second base and evades a tag by second baseman Nick Franklin during the fourteenth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

"Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia applies a tag on Brendan Ryan at second base during the twelfth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts."

“Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia applies a tag on Brendan Ryan at second base during the twelfth inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.”

Five Hours. Three Minutes. Fifteen Innings.

That’s what it took to finish last night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the Seattle Mariners. I think this was, by time, the longest game I’ve ever shot, even though I covered an 18 inning game here last season.

The Sox have been clutch in the late-game situations this year, so knowing that we’ve had plenty of walk-off winning photos from down low, I decided to mix things up and go up high for a different vantage point. Early in the ninth inning, I went to the upper deck in left field, hoping for a walk-off win. Seven innings later, I got what I was hoping for. 

Although this game went well past midnight, and I had to change my captions from July to August, it was worth the wait. The win looked really nice from my spot, and to me, there’s no better feeling than getting a good picture. Here are those photos, as well as a selection of others from throughout the night (in no particular order – I’m too sleepy still to think about it).

Boston Red Sox Photos: Sunday, May 26, 2013 vs. Cleveland Indians.

"Members of the Boston Red Sox mob center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox mob center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox mob center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox mob center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury after hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning.”

"Members of the Boston Red Sox celebrate as center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury rounds first base after hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning."

“Members of the Boston Red Sox celebrate as center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury rounds first base after hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013. The Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning.”

"Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew makes a diving stop on a ground ball during the ninth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew makes a diving stop on a ground ball during the ninth inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013.”

"Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is tagged out by second baseman Jason Kipnes as he slides into second base after driving in a run during the third inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013."

“Boston Red Sox outfielder Daniel Nava is tagged out by second baseman Jason Kipnes as he slides into second base after driving in a run during the third inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 26, 2013.”

Wow, what a game. What began as a really slow, dull game quickly turned into an unpredictable, crazy, dramatic ending, as the Red Sox rallied from a 5-1 deficit in the eighth inning to pull out a 6-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians. That’s what baseball is all about right there.

I shot all nine innings from the third base photo pit yesterday. Often, the best pictures are made when, by chance, you just happen to be in the right place at the right time. This was one of those times, as the Jacoby Ellsbury celebration photos looked fantastic from the third base angle. Here is what the reaction looked like from first base, shot by Jim Davis of The Boston Globe, and here’s a closer look from third base, shot by Winslow Townson for the Associated Press. 

I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating because it’s important to remember. It’s days like these that remind you why this line of work is so special. 

To me, there’s nothing sweeter than knowing you took a good picture. Nothing sweeter!