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Video: Yoenis Cespedes hits his first Red Sox home run

Aug 10, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

In his eighth game as a member of the Red Sox, Yoenis Cespedes went yard. It was an important home run, too, as his three-run, eighth-inning blast off of Angels reliever Joe Smith broke a 0-0 tie. The Red Sox would go on to win by a 3-1 margin.

Watch Cespedes go deep:

Totaling his performance with the Athletics and the Red Sox this season, Cespedes has 18 home runs, 72 RBI, and a .256/.302/.462 slash line. The Red Sox acquired Cespedes at the trade deadline in the trade that sent starter Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Athletics.

  1. irishlad19 - Aug 11, 2014 at 6:05 AM

    Finally, some power production from the new guy!
    We need to see more runs scored by the BoSox!

  2. Old Gator - Aug 11, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Good grief, Bill – he looks like he just heard that his best friend got run over by a golf cart. If you airbrushed that photo a little to make it look slightly horrified, like he had just discovered he’d cooked his dog in his SUV in the men’s club parking lot, it would have made a great cover photo for the National Enquirer.

  3. theskinsman - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Hopefully the kid gets into a groove,and belts baseballs all over. Red Sox fans need something to look forward to.

  4. sidelineshot - Aug 11, 2014 at 10:59 AM

    Someone has to hit !!!

    The combined “offensive” output of Bogaerts, Middlebrooks and Bradley Jr in the last 2 games?
    Try 1 hit in 27 at bats, with 13 strikeouts. Who is the batting coach working with these guys?

    • stex52 - Aug 11, 2014 at 11:36 AM

      A batting coach isn’t a miracle worker. Middlebrooks hasn’t hit with any consistency for the last two years. I think any work with him starts with a high optimism base. Now, Bogaerts still warrants a lot of intervention.

  5. irishlad19 - Aug 11, 2014 at 2:40 PM

    Those three are the Poster Children for the myth that minor league expectations turn into Major League performance–NOT!

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