By Larry Carmichael
June 19, 2014, Salt Lake City.
With four home runs in two days, Brennan Boesch now tops the Pacific Coast League in key offensive categories.
|Batting Average||.343||1st *|
|On Base Percentage||.395||8th|
At the end of May, the Salt Lake Bees were deep in the basement, with by far the worst record in the PCL and an 11-game losing streak on its resume. But then June happened. Brennan would be the first to point to the contributions of teammates and pitchers to the Bees’ turnaround – but everyone else has to notice that the resurgence of the Salt Lake Bees, with 10 wins out of its last 17, and a handful of very close losses, coincides with the return of Brennan Boesch from a brief stint on the DL.
Throughout June, Boesch has crushed everything in sight. In his last 10 games, he is batting .474, with 5 homers, 10 extra-base hits and 13 RBI’s, and off-the-charts slugging percentage (1.026) and OPS (1.550). Now the Bees are looking up, four games out of second place in the Pacific Division and rising. And after Boesch hit 2 homeruns and threw out a runner at second base in a tight 9-8 win over Memphis, it seems like Cinderella is coming to the dance after all, on the arm of Brennan Boesch.
*(Having missed some AAA games during his time on the DL and during Major League call up by the California Angels, Boesch is a few plate appearances short of qualifying for the batting title)