With his Los Angeles Dodgers holding a 2-1 lead over the Boston Red Sox in the bottom of the 5th in Game 2 of the World Series, veteran reliever Ryan Madson took to the mound with the bases loaded.
Madsen was relieving a pitcher in Hyun-Jin Ryu who had kept the Sox’ bats quiet for four innings. Not until he ran into trouble in the fifth did manager Dave Roberts go to the pen.
It didn’t work out swimmingly. Madson walked the first batter he faced to tie the game. Then, in the very next at-bat, he allowed a two-run single to J.D. Martinez.
Red Sox take the lead!
J.D. Martinez smashes a 2-out single to drive in 2 runs! pic.twitter.com/vtxsTbwIbs
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 25, 2018
This gave Boston a 4-2 lead after five innings. Needless to say, Madson’s struggles didn’t go unnoticed on the Twitterverse.
You can get Ryan Madson out of the Nats but you can't get the postseason Nats out of Ryan Madson
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) October 25, 2018
Imagine continually going to Ryan Madson during the most pivotal points of World Series games????
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) October 25, 2018
Ryan Madson has inherited five runners in the first two games of the World Series. All five have scored. The Red Sox lead, 4-2.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 25, 2018
Ryan Madson comes into the game, walks Steve Pearce in five pitches with the bases loaded, and the game is tied.
That's… probably not how the Dodgers drew it up. pic.twitter.com/c18ldwysWF
— SB Nation MLB (@SBNationMLB) October 25, 2018
If you click the red YouTube TV arrow behind the batter, it’ll show Ryan Madson striking out JD Martinez again.
— Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) October 24, 2018
I’ll probably never manage a World Series game. But one thing I know, if I do, is that I’m not using Ryan Madson out of the bullpen ever.
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) October 25, 2018
Ryan Madson new team photo pic.twitter.com/hTIOCNKaTM
— Dan Schulte (@showltee) October 25, 2018
Live look at Ryan Madson: pic.twitter.com/AwxfboWpwH
— Justin Miranda (@tapoutmiranda) October 25, 2018
Ryan Madson described facing J.D. Martinez as being "in a pit with a rattlesnake." The rattler got Madson there.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) October 25, 2018