With a 3-2 lead one out in the top of the 7th J.J. Putz was brought in to blow Boston masher Manny Ramirez away with 98 MPH heaters.

Then it was Trot Nixon’s turn, Trot turned it up a notch, and then did as his name would indicate, trot around the bases. Nixon turned around a 98 MPH fastball and sent it far into the Seattle night deep over the rightfield wall. Not even Ichiro could’ve caught that one!

Proof to the old saying, “the faster they come in, the faster they go out”. The funny thing was the Seattle TV announcers were just marvelling how hard Putz was throwing and there was no way anybody was going to catch up with one.

Final score: Boston 6 Seattle 3.

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