Bogaerts Hitless In Debut, But Gets Rave Reviews From Teammates

August 21, 2013 1:08 PM
Bogaerts Hitless In Debut, But Gets Rave Reviews From Teammates
" BOSTON (CBS) – Xander Bogaerts had a chance to soak everything in Monday night, his first day as a Major Leaguer.

So when it came to making his long-awaited debut Tuesday night, Bogaerts was calm and ready.

Bogaerts began his Red Sox career by going 0-for-3 and stranded five runners at the plate, but the 20-year-old shortstop is here, and he’s here to stay.

“I can’t describe it — it’s definitely something I’ve been waiting my whole career for,” Bogaerts said of his debut — according to the team’s website.

Recap: Red Sox Lose to Giants 3-2 On Walk-Off Walk

Bogaerts grounded out twice and struck out before being removed in a double switch in the sixth inning. He came up with the bases loaded in his first at bat in the first inning, and nearly got his first big league hit out of the way. But his hard grounder was deflected by Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong to second baseman Marco Scutaro, and the rookie and side were retired with the Red Sox only putting across one run.

“I thought when I hit that ball it would probably pass through,” he said of his first inning at-bat "

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