Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

When the Houston Astros acquired closer Roberto Osuna, despite rampant criticism for acquiring a player suspended 75 games for domestic violence, the organization imagined him being a shutdown reliever in the postseason.

Osuna took the mound with the Astros trailing by a run to the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning. Houston’s skipper A.J. Hinch hoped he would allow the Astros to make a comeback in the bottom of the inning.

Instead, everything blew up in Houston’s face. The 23-year-old allowed a single in between two outs, then everything changed.



Following a single by Rafael Devers to put two runners on, Osuna then hit Brock Holt by a pitch to load the bases. Houston’s closer would then hit Mitch Moreland to drive in a run and give Boston a 4-2 lead

The Astros kept their closer in the game then on the third pitch of his at-bat, Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. drilled Osuna’s fastball over the fence in right field for a grand slam.

As Bradley Jr. and his teammates circled the bases to celebrate Boston’s 8-2 lead in Houston, Twitter erupted at Osuna’s postseason collapse and the potential karma that took place.