Every time the Red Sox bring up a minor league outfielder, good things happen.
In the debuts of Darnell McDonald, Daniel Nava and Ryan Kalish, the team is 3-0, composed of two walk-off wins and a blowout.
While McDonald was not making his major league debut, the April 20 game against the Rangers was his first in a Sox uniform. McDonald came off of the bench as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning with the team down 6-4. The result was a game-tying two run homer. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, McDonald again came to the plate, singling in the winning run. McDonald nearly single-handedly won the game for the team.
Fewer than two months later, Daniel Nava joined the Red Sox for his major-league debut against the Phillies. Nava went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, including a home run and a double. The Sox beat the Phillies 10-2 that day, part of a 18-9 June run for the team.
Saturday night, Ryan Kalish made his surprise debut, replacing Jeremy Hermida on the roster. In the game, Kalish had two hits and a run before David Ortiz won the game in the bottom of the ninth with a three-run double.
So, who had the most impressive Red Sox debut? For McDonald, text “SOX1” to 542542. If you think it’s Nava, text “SOX2” to 542542. Or if you believe it is Kalish, text “SOX3” to 542542.
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