Revolution blast four homers in a game, Paniagua continues tear with a walk-off grand slam
The Revolution outlasted Bridgeport 10-6 on September 4, on a humid night where the ball was certainly jumping off the bat at Santander Stadium. In a game which featured five home runs, York hit four of them (above) including a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth by Salvador Paniagua. All were no-doubters, with Brandon Boggs, Telvin Nash and Nick Ferdinand also going deep.
For Paniagua, it continued a streak of him being red hot at the plate; the longest tenured position player in Revolution history (fifth season) was hitting .357 (30-for-84) with five home runs and 21 RBI in his last 21 games, as of September 5. His walk-off slam was his third home run in as many nights, after he homered twice and drove in five runs in a 4-for-4 effort in a 9-2 home win over Camden on September 2.
In a season where the Revolution have a new franchise record with 10 walk-off wins (the 2009 Revs had eight), Paniagua’s blast also tied a team record as the third walk-off home run of the season. (The 2010 Revs also had three.) You may remember Ferdinand had the first of those three this season.
Paniagua’s slam was also the second walk-off grand slam in Revolution history, joining P.J. Rose from July 11, 2009. Rose’s was an “ultimate” grand slam, meaning the home team was down three runs at the time he hit it:
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