→ Bogaerts shows off power with monster home run

“I really showed myself today that I can play in that [bench] role, so today was pretty huge,” Bogaerts said. “Until today, I wasn’t sharp at all. I just went back to my leg kick, and I got some new bats. It’s a credit to the bat.”

This game showed why Bogaerts was such a highly rated prospect. It was really fun to watch him shine.