Sunday, June 12, 2016

Red Sox Hop On Bogies's Back For A 15-4 Thrill Ride

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Ladies and gentlemen, you are witnessing the birth of a superstar. To be fair, we've known that Xander Bogaerts was special for a while now—remember 2013? But now, this entire exciting Red Sox team—even the retiring David Ortiz—is looking to Bogie to carry them onward. On Saturday, Bogaerts had his second straight four-hit day—this time driving in "only" three—two on a game-defining HR. In the end, it seemed like a romp—this 15-4 win. But those who watched it knew that a close game turned on a spectacular base-running move by the X-Man—cruising past second on a botched force-out and sliding into an un-occupied third base. A sac fly then brought him in with—essentially—the game-winning run. Others did stuff too (for example, back-up catcher Sandy Leon went 4-4 with a walk and Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit an early 3-run HR), but this day belonged to Bogie.