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Xander Bogaerts feels fine after being hit in the head by a pitch

Aug 23, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

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Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is not in Saturday’s lineup against the Mariners, but he is feeling fine after being hit in the head by a Felix Hernandez pitch in the fifth inning of Friday night’s loss, per ESPN Boston’s Joe McDonald. Bogaerts initially stayed in the game, but admitted to losing focus in the field and he was pinch-hit for by Brock Holt in the bottom of the sixth.

Holt is playing shortstop in Bogaert’s stead, leading off. Bogaerts says he was given concussion tests and although he doesn’t know the results, he feels fine.

The 21-year-old rookie has had a tough season, slashing .223/.293/.333 with eight home runs and 30 RBI.

  1. coffeeblack95616 - Aug 23, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Just curious why half the posts never get posted. It’s a bit annoying when a website censors comments, as well as bring into question the bias of the site.

    • anotheryx - Aug 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM

      No it’s not. A website have full control of the comment, it’s not a government institute.

    • [citation needed] fka COPO - Aug 23, 2014 at 12:45 PM

      Made there’s a problem with your posts then? Don’t use racist/homophobic/sexist language and your comment should post. If it’s not, and you aren’t doing any of those things, it’s probably a case of PEBKAC syndrome…

      • renaado - Aug 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM

        It happens to me once when I’m usin the android phone, typed a whole lot of sentences like writin a novel script in it (no profanity and “some” sorts), pressed the post comment below and nothing pops out after that.

    • edelmanfanclub - Aug 23, 2014 at 1:34 PM

      Never had this problem with HBT, just PFT tends to not post any of my comments. Anyways, Hope Xander feels better, had a strong start and has dropped off horribly. Talent is there, maybe he should have been sent down to AAA earlier, same with Bradley (who was optioned recently).

  2. bajamex - Aug 23, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    “The 21-year-old rookie has had a tough season, slashing .223/.293/.333 with eight home runs and 30 RBI.”

    Or as boston media and redsox fans would say: a HoF worthy campaign by the best SS in the history of the game, in their eyes he could be traded to the Dodgers for Greinke+Kershaw+Pederson+money and still Dodgers would win that trade. Heck, Xander, Betts and Bradley Jr. are the three best players in the history of baseball worlwide, never has a team had three players as good as them… sure they do not hit but in their stats they are the best you know lead baseball in hitting when they play on sunday on a sunny day, with exactly 77% humidity, and all their PA happens exactly at 13 minutes past the hour on games where a blonde is sitting next to three kids in orange jumpsuits in the green monster seats, you know, it happens every day.

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