Not that Nick Swisher is the type of guy who gets sad — Swisher himself is something of an anti-depressant — but the Cleveland Indians' Head Bro in Charge wasn't having all that great of a 2014 before this week.
After Thursday's game, he has to be having the biggest Brodown in Brohio. Swisher hit a 10th-inning grand slam to give the Indians a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels. The extra-inning heroics from Swisher were great, and the call from Indians play-by-play guy Tom Hamilton is special too.
The game went into the 10th inning tied 1-1, the Angles scored twice in their half of the inning. But victory wasn't in the cards, because the Indians loaded the bases and Swisher unloaded them. It was the second time in five days he's hit a game-winning homer in extra innings. He hit one Sunday in Boston too.
Think Swisher was excited? He's Nick Swisher, of course he was.
He even did Ohio State's O-H-I-O hand signal with the crowd:
A walk-off grand slam is the perfect way to wash away a previously 0-for-4 day in which Swisher had struck out three times. In fact, the homer put him right on the Mendoza Line, pulling his batting average up to .200. Swisher has just three hits since returning from the disabled list on June 12, but two of them are game-winners, so at least they're productive hits.
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