Xander Bogaerts stepped up to the category in the lead of the fourth inning. He saw two four-seamers from A’s starter James Kaprielian pass by — one down and in, the other just a touch outside. The third pitch, nonetheless, was straight over the middle of the plate. Bogaerts squared it and launched it deep to the left side of the field for a single shot.
In the best way possible, Xander Bogaerts drove in the starting and the final runs of Boston’s win over Oakland with a score of 7-2, going 2-for-5 along with 3 RBIs. The homer was absolutely magnificent with 389 feet and a 102.8 mph strike from the bat. What was more wonderful was it appropriately highlighted a historic moment for Xander Bogaerts.
Memorable Time For Xander Bogaerts
With his lead on 3rd June night, Bogaerts has played precisely 1,094 games in his career as a shortstop. This has already broken a franchise record that was in place for more than a century.
Xander Bogaerts has overtaken the great Everett Scott, who was playing for the Red Sox between 1914 and 1921. Bogaerts, as well as Scott, are presently in a tie for the most part of their career begins at short.
History Is Re-made
Bogaerts shared that he indeed feels overwhelmed and humbled.
Everyone in the clubhouse of the Red Sox will unanimously agree that the best quality of Zander Bogaerts is his consistency. This has led him to this historic moment.
On the other hand, talks of the Red Sox dropping Bogaerts have been doing the rounds. Although his teammates are all praised him and they are considered an asset to the club. Bogaerts first joined Red Sox in 2009 and has been indispensable since that time and did not look back.