Before Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman turns his attention to the New York Yankees and the American League Championship Series, he took a look back at the Astros American League Divisional Series win over the Boston Red Sox. In particular, his Game 4 home run off Red Sox ace Chris Sale, an eighth-inning home run that tied the game, a game Houston eventually won 5-4.
Bregman joined The Jim Rome Show Friday and described what the moment was like.
“Those are the homers that you don’t feel,” Bregman said. “Those are the ones, you hit them, but you didn’t really feel it off the bat. It was honestly a dream come true.”
The 23-year old hit 19 home runs during his first full season in the big leagues. But for him, hitting the home run in Boston was surreal.
“My mom grew up a big-time Yankees fans, so I was always watching the Red Sox-Yankees games in the playoffs,” Bregman said. “Watching at Fenway, and hoping one day I might be able to play at Fenway in playoffs, to be able to tie the game up for our team and give us a shot to win is pretty special.”
Bregman described the reaction in Fenway when he made contact and what it was like rounding the bases.
“The fans were going nuts, and as soon as I hit it, it kind of went dead silent,” Bregman said. “I could hear myself rounding the bases, I could hear my cleats hitting the dirt. I rounded third and all I heard was our dugout. That was it really—our dugout was going crazy. Our family section was probably going crazy too, but the Boston fans were completely silent.”
The Astros host the Yankees for the first two games of the ALCS, before heading to New York for Games three and four.