It's happened to all of us. We're running to the car in the rain, or maybe even sitting inside of our house, when CRACK! A huge peal of thunder bellows throughout the sky and scares the living daylights out of us.
The only difference between that moment for the average person and for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox Sunday night is that the rest of us don't have our reactions posted on television for the entire country to see.
Because it turns out that reaction is sort of hilarious.
My favorite was Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who decided there was no need to remain in the dugout and led the Red Sox migration into the clubhouse. Meanwhile, Brett Gardner looked like he wanted to curl up in someone's arms after the blast.
We joke, but in that moment, the human psyche goes into panic mode, especially when a crash of thunder is so loud it sounds like a bomb went off. Combined with the fact that the noise probably echoed throughout the stadium—that's a pretty frightening moment.
The Red Sox would ultimately get the 3-0 win, as the game was called in the bottom of the sixth and became official. Clay Buchholz got his eighth win of the season in the contest, while Jose Iglesias and David Ortiz hit home runs.
The win puts the Red Sox 2.5 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East, while the Yankees fall into a tie for third in the division with the Tampa Bay Rays, three games behind the Sox.