The Red Sox should have trucked the Phillies in three consecutive games with big hits, but the cold and wind kept this from occurring on Wednesday night. Luckily, Xander Bogaerts managed to make things happen for Boston in the third inning of the series' finale, with a little flare of a hit to shallow right that resulted in a bases-clearing triple.
It helped the Red Sox win, putting them up 5-0 briefly before Justin Masterson -- yes, Red Sox starter Justin Masterson -- drove Bogaerts in with a hit of his own to make it 6-0. Boston scored all six runs of the game in the third inning against Phillies' starter David Buchanan, who took the loss in an eventual 6-2 Sox' victory.
It's too early to be line-watching Bogaerts, and yet, I can't help myself after a tough 2014 campaign. He's currently at .364/.462/.545 in 13 plate appearances. He can keep it right there all season long, yeah? Doesn't feel like asking too much.