Xander Bogaerts Is Doing Ted Williams And Carl Yastrzemski Kind Of Stuff
The corner of Twitter that houses baseball reporters and stats nerds was all kinds of buzzing on Saturday as Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts had a record-setting kind of game for himself. Boston won their third game in a row on Saturday with an 11-6 blowout of the Rays. Helping Bogaerts lead the way was Travis Shaw who was recalled from the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox to replace Pablo Sandoval who is still out of the lineup after being hit while swinging through a Chris Sale fastball on Thursday.
Shaw's game stats: 4-for-5, 2 HRs, 2B, 3 RBI's, 5 runs and a walk.
Well alright then. You'd think that would be the story of the game for the Red Sox but their rising star short stop is now getting his name mentioned in the same breath as some of their greatest players ever.
Jon Shestakofsky is the Manager of Media Relations & Baseball Information for the Red Sox, and he led the pack with the most mind-blowing Bogaerts stat of the day.
Tell me that stat doesn't boggle your mind a little. I dare you.
Baseball reporters all over Twitter were abuzz about the budding superstar.
Also not mentioned in the game recap or box score is this important stat as well:
Hopefully baseball comes up with a bae-related stat soon.
All in all the Sox have been looking much better over their last three games but they are still just 47-58 and currently 12.5 games from the division-leading Yankees. So yes, their chances at the postseason are bleak but not completely out of the question. If the young players from Boston can continue to help their team stay on track, the AL East may be the division to watch as the race for the playoff heats up. Even if Sox don't continue to win games, Bogaerts is on his way to being something really special if he keeps this up.
Be the first to know
Want FREE Fantasy and Gaming Advice and Savings Delivered to your Inbox? Sign up for our Newsletter.