What a season it's been for Xander Bogaerts.
The Red Sox' star shortstop clubbed two home runs on Wednesday night vs. the Colorado Rockies to reach the 30 HR, 100 RBI mark on the year. Bogaerts is the first Sox shortstop to notch at least 30 homers since Nomar Garciaparra in 1998 (35 HR).
Here's the first homer of the night:
Another day, another Bogie bomb. pic.twitter.com/eChYDuNxQL— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 29, 2019
And here's the second, which brought Bogaerts to exactly 30 HR and 100 RBI on the season.
Home run No. 30 and RBI No. 100 all in one swing. pic.twitter.com/NSz7q2Mpx5— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 29, 2019
With that blast, Bogaerts became the first American League shortstop to have a 30 HR, 100 RBI campaign since Miguel Tejada in 2004 (34 HR, 150 RBI with the Orioles).
It's still August, by the way.
Bogaerts arguably has been the Red Sox' most consistent player along with third baseman Rafael Devers. In fact, the duo is on pace to become the first MLB teammates ever to crush at least 30 homers and 50 doubles in a season.
Only 2 major leaguers are on pace to hit 30+ HR and 50+ doubles this season:— Red Sox Notes (@SoxNotes) August 28, 2019
Rafael Devers (27 HR, 48 2B)
Xander Bogaerts (28 HR, 45 2B)
No MLB teammates have ever hit 30+ HR and 50+ doubles each in a season.
It's been a down season in Boston, but Red Sox fans at least can take solace the fact they'll have both Bogaerts and Devers around for the foreseeable future.
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