2. Game-tying homer in Game 4 of the 2021 World Series
Dansby's 2021 turned around after the sage burning, as he finished with 27 bombs and a 99 wRC+, but during the playoffs, he hadn't done much going into Game 4 of the World Series. Through the first 13 games of the postseason, Dansby only had nine hits and only one extra-base hit (a double in the NLDS).
Down by one run in the 7th inning, Swanson didn't look like he was going to do much. After all, he had taken this terrible hack on the first pitch of the AB.
On the 0-2 pitch, he was just able to stay alive by pushing this ball out of play into the stands.
Javier still had plenty of pitches to play with, especially considering he had gotten Swanson to swing so helplessly on a ball off the plate three pitches early. Instead, he grooved this fastball that Swanson took the other way to tie the game.
Four pitches later, Jorge Soler drove this just far enough over the left field wall to take the lead and it was all the runs the Braves needed to take a 3-1 series lead.
Two games later, the Braves would close things out in Houston, with Dansby throwing to 1B for the final out.