Watch: Boston crowd goes nuts for Red Sox P Joe Kelly at Bruins game
The Boston crowd at Saturday’s Bruins playoff game against the Toronto Maple Leafs went nuts for Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly.
Kelly was in attendance for Game 2 between the B’s and Leafs, so the Bruins decided to show him on the big screen in the middle of the arena. Before doing so, they showed a clip of the Red Sox-Yankees bench-clearing brawl, which began when Kelly hit Tyler Austin with a pitch.
Take a look at the loud reception he received:
KELLY 5 FOR FIGHTING: @redsox flame-thrower and huge @NHLBruins fan @JosephKellyJr riles up crowd in intermission following Yankee fight with Tyler Austin. Perfect. Just perfect. pic.twitter.com/3rvgTBYJtv
— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) April 15, 2018
Yes, that was a “Yankees suck!” chant that you heard breaking out at the game.
Boston sports fans have a lot to be thrilled about lately. The Sox won on Saturday and are off to a 12-2 start. The Bruins were up 1-0 in their series and had a big lead in Game 2 on Toronto. And the Celtics are set to open up the playoffs on Sunday against the Bucks.