Andrew Benintendi’s diving catch is a brutal reminder of what the Red Sox gave up
Losing to the New York Yankees is never fun, but losing to an old friend who’s now in pinstripes is even worse.
On Saturday night, Boston Red Sox fans were hit with a heartwrenching sense of deja vu when Andrew Benintendi made a diving catch in left field to rob Jarren Duran of a hit in the sixth inning.
His new teammate, Aaron Hicks, was impressed, but Sox fans know this move all too well. For them, the only thing new things about it were his uniform, haircut, and the desire to see him miss the ball.
It was such an effortless dive, almost as if he’d done it before…
Benintendi’s diving catch in the 2018 ALCS was one of the defining moments of their postseason run and his burgeoning career.
This summer has been full of reminders of what the Sox gave up for little in return. Hunter Renfroe hit multiple blasts over the Monster when the Milwaukee Brewers came to Fenway, and on Saturday night, Benintendi made this catch and scored the go-ahead run in the ninth that cemented a Yankees victory. Meanwhile, the Sox are hotter and colder than a Katy Perry song. Duran drops inside-the-park grand slams in the ‘twilight,’ and the Sox avoid hitting with runners on base like it’s the plague.
Next up, the Sox will have to contend with Jackie Bradley Jr. and the Toronto Blue Jays. No doubt, he’ll rob a few hits of his own when he’s back in familiar territory.