March 6, 2016
By Hunter Noll / Outside Pitch MLB
On Friday, the Boston Red Sox were defeated by the New York Yankees by a final score of 6-4 in their first Spring Training meeting of 2016. Despite the loss, there are still some positives to take out of the game, and one of those positives is the play of Brennan Boesch.
Yes, it’s still extremely early in Spring Training, two things that should make anyone weary about looking into stats, but it’s impossible to deny Boesch has been swinging the bat well…
Mookie Betts led the game off with a triple and was immediately brought home by a Brock Holt single. That was all the scoring the Red Sox got until the eighth inning, when Boesch hit a one out solo home run and Ryan LaMarre hit a two-run home run with two outs.
Boesch is now hitting .364 (4-11) with two doubles, one home run, two runs batted in, and four runs scored. It’s an extremely small sample size, but the Red Sox have to be excited about the depth Boesch could provide if he continues to play well. The 30-year old left-handed hitter had some big seasons in the Majors a few years ago, and if he can remind the Red Sox of that potential, he may become a very valuable asset…
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