Boston Red Sox: Top 10 moments of the 2018 regular season
By Jason Ward
Number 8: Mookie Betts hits for the cycle
Mookie Betts was putting together an MVP résumé with the Red Sox all season long, and he added on with one of the rarest feats in baseball – hitting for the cycle. Betts seems like the perfect kind of player to hit for the cycle as he’s got the speed and power to get all 4 hits, and he did just that getting his first career cycle and the first cycle in the MLB this season against the Blue Jays:
Number 7: Rick Porcello‘s double off Max Scherzer
Every time the Red Sox play in the National League, it’s always fun to see what the pitchers can do on the offensive side for a change. Most end up hopelessly flailing at pitches at the plate, but Rick Porcello isn’t most. He stepped up to the plate against one of the best pitchers in the game and maybe ever, Max Scherzer, and lifted a double in the left-center gap off his former teammate.
And that double came with 3 runners on, so Rick quickly got himself 3 runs of support. Those 3 runs were , in fact,the only runs the Red Sox scored in that game, so Porcello basically single-handedly won that game.