Red Sox Outfielder Rob Refsnyder Breaks Down Game-Altering Web Gem

Refsnyder initially didn't think he'd be able to make the play


June 13

Red Sox outfielder Rob Refsnyder entered Boston’s lineup Sunday against the Seattle Mariners and made a game-altering web gem during the bottom of the eighth inning.

“Off the bat, I really didn’t think I had a chance, but it kind of just stayed up there,” Refsnyder said after Boston’s 2-0 win, as seen on NESN. “So thankful to get there.”

Refsnyder perfectly tracked a Ty France shot to the gap, running from right to left before fully extending for the grab. Refsnyder came away with a flex upon finishing the slide on his stomach, as it marked the second out of the eighth with Boston possessing a mere two-run lead.

“I was pretty pumped up,” Refsnyder said. “Ty (France) is a pretty special hitter right now. Just to keep him off the bases (was important). We had a two-run lead so just come off the bases, (and avoid a) potentially game-tying two-run home run.”

Refsnyder was activated Friday as Boston placed starting center fielder Kiké Hernández on the injured list with a hip ailment. And while Hernández has been known to provide high-level defense in the grass, it’s going to be tough for anyone to overshadow Refsnyder’s play this season.

Thumbnail photo via Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports Images
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