This isn’t so much an article rather just an appreciation post for what Benintendi did today for the Red Sox in Baltimore.
It’s no secret that coming into today Andrew Benintendi had been struggling at the plate going only 1/9 in this Baltimore series up to this point.
Today, however, is a different story as Benintendi went 3/4 with 2 ding dongs, an RBI single making his RBI total 3 for the day along with 3 runs scored. His OPS for the day? 3.050…. AMAZING.
Now yes I understand this is the quick reactionary Red Sox fan in me coming back but can you blame me? I love Benny and I have been hoping for him to get back on track and even though it is one day, I hope this is a telling tale for what’s to come for Legentendi for the remainder of the season.
The Red Sox won 7-3 over Baltimore largely due to the play of Benintendi at the plate.
Chris Sale was on the mound today and despite the first inning, which was largely due to horrible defense behind him, he pitched pretty good. In that first inning he gave up 3 runs and then shut it down the rest of the day ending with a line of 6 innings pitched, 6 hits, and 9 strikeouts.
These last two wins for the Red Sox have been huge to get back on track after dropping the first two to Baltimore.
Hopefully this gives the boys some momentum with a couple big series coming up including one against the first place Yankees.
That series vs the Yankees will begin June 6th at 7:05pm ET.