Boesch Bombs Memphis, Tops Pacific Coast League!

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 *
Slugging Percentage .639 1st
OPS .034 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)