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Sox walk off on Papi's speeding bullet

Updated: June 7, 2013, 9:14 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- This was what Junichi Tazawa, Boston's Japanese reliever who got to see his first David Ortiz walk-off home run on his 27th birthday, might have called the Shinkansen of home runs. Bullet train.

The trajectory, said Jack McCormick, the former cop and Red Sox traveling secretary, reminded him of just that, a bullet.

"I saw the replay," he said. "It never elevated from home plate. Trajectory, look it up. That was a bullet."

It made hitting coach Greg Colbrunn ...

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