AT PARK It was fitting cheap Xander Bogaerts jersey would strike the decisive blow in the 10th inning of the Boston Red Sox jerseys’s 5 3 win over the San Francisco Giants jerseys on Tuesday night.
With the Red Sox jerseys bludgeoning the American League and the Giants jerseys pitching their way to the top of the standings in the National League West, the clubs appear to be as different as two contenders could be.
“On any given night, we’ve had as many as nine of the 10 guys in the lineup as original signees of the Red Sox jerseys,” said manager John Farrell. “I think that is a tremendous endorsement of so much scouting and player development that has gone into the makeup of this team.”
In the opener of the two game set, seven of the Red Sox jerseys’s eight position players were homegrown, while six of the Giants jerseys’ starters fit that description.
“I think there’s an intangible. When you’ve been playing in our system, I think there’s an increased level of responsibility that a young player has to their original organization,” Farrell said. “And I think we’ve seen that play out with the style of play and the intensity our guys go at it with.”
While Bogaerts drove in three runs and pushed his average to an AL baseball jerseys form china best .346, two of the team’s 2011 draft picks right fielder cheap Mookie Betts jersey and center fielder cheap Jackie Bradley Jr. jersey both scored twice.
“They’ve played together for a couple of years before they get to the big leagues,” Farrell said. “I think that’s served as a root of confidence for the individuals to rely on one another and to talk the game with one another as they’re facing experiences at the big league level for the first time together.”
cheap Jarrett Parker jersey, who’s trying to stake his claim to the right field job with starter cheap Hunter Pence jersey on the shelf, was the Giants jerseys’ homegrown star of the night. Parker went 2 for 4 and, in the third inning, sent a 79 mph changeup from cheap Rick Porcello jersey onto the ledge just about the Levi’s Landing sign painted across the brick arcade in right field.
For both the Giants jerseys and the visiting team, the drafting and scouting processes have been especially fruitful when it comes to the infield.
All four of the Giants jerseys’ starters and both catchers were acquired in the draft. For the Red Sox jerseys, catcher cheap Christian Vazquez jersey and all four starting infielders were either draft picks or signees although first baseman cheap Hanley Ramirez jersey is in his second stint with the club.
“Boston has a huge following. So do we,” said manager Bruce Bochy said. “[We’re] both storied franchises [and we’ve both been] very success in the past decade.”
The Giants jerseys have won three World Series dating back to 2010 and the Red Sox jerseys have three rings of their own since 2004. But Bochy insisted that the midweek mini series is no measuring stick.
“With what these guys have been through, I don’t think they need to measure themselves against anybody,” Bochy said. “This is a tough group [a] good group.”
The Giants jerseys began their eight game homestand with a cheap Buster Posey jersey sized hole in their starting lineup as the cleanup man deals with nerve irritation in his right thumb.
“[It] flared up on him from hitting,” manager Bruce Bochy said, explaining that Posey has been bothered by the thumb on and off throughout the season.”You know, that was a big reason why he was off that last day in St. Louis.”
The backstop was available as a pinch hitter in potential game winning situation, but Bochy said the plan was for Posey to rest for the two game series against the Boston Red Sox jerseys before returning to the lineup on Friday against the Dodgers jerseys.