Pink Sox plow over the Cubs 17-0 in historic shutout whereas breaking franchise report

The Boston Pink Sox plowed over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday in an thrilling recreation that completed 17-0 after Ceddanne Rafaela confirmed why the Pink Sox paid a $50 million contract extension to stay with the franchise.

Persistence, that’s what the Pink Sox have been preaching for individuals to train with regards to Ceddanne Rafaela’s bat, the rookie, identified for his top-notch protection in heart area and shortstop, proved Saturday that his offense is value ready for. He was there for all the contest, through which the Pink Sox defeated the Cubs, 17-0, earlier than a sellout crowd of 35,169 at Fenway Park.

Rafaela capped off an ideal evening for a rookie

Rafaela, who started the day with a .156 common, highlighted his huge recreation (4-for-4, seven RBIs) with a two-run house run off the Inexperienced Monster that prolonged 411 Statcast-projected ft to a 105.4 mph exit velocity within the seventh inning.

The wiry right-handed hitter from Curacao was additionally in the course of his workforce’s six-run comeback within the backside of the fifth when he related on a three-run double off the Inexperienced Monster’s base.

Rafaela stole third base whereas the group gave him a standing ovation

Earlier within the recreation, Rafaela related on a 106.5 mph single towards the wall. And when the sport was nonetheless tight within the fourth, he made a pleasant situational hit when he related on a sacrifice fly to proper area that gave Boston a 3-0 lead.

Rafaela produced hard-hit balls (exit velocity of 95 mph or extra) in all 5 of his plate appearances. In the meantime, the Pink Sox confirmed their religion in Rafaela earlier this month after they signed him to an eight-year, $50 million contract extension and it appears they made the proper alternative.

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