Boston Red Sox

  • It didn’t take long for Triston Casas to hit his first Major League home run. Casas, a 2018 first round pick and the second-ranked prospect in the Red Sox system, made his Major League debut on Sunday, and recorded his first career hit in that game. Two games later, his second hit left the ballpark.

    Casas’ knock came in his first at-bat Tuesday night. With one on and two out and facing a 2-2 count, Casas hit an up-and-in 95 MPH fastball 371 feet to right field.

  • The home run was only part of the story though. Of course, the Red Sox wanted to get the ball back for Casas, but the fan who caught it (who looks a little like Red Sox relief pitcher Ryan Brasier) had quite the story to tell.

  • In the end, the fan ended up trading the ball back to the Red Sox for a bat and ball signed by Casas, as well as balls signed by Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers. Not bad for a guy who “just bought tickets this morning.”

    At the time, Casas’ home run brought the Red Sox back within a run, making it a 3-2 game. However, they wouldn’t close the gap and ended up falling 8-4. The home run was Casas’ only hit of the day, he finished the game 1-for-4.

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