Ceddanne Rafaela stole six bases on Saturday.
Sure, six. In a single sport.
The Portland Sea Canine, the Class AA workforce for the Boston Pink Sox, misplaced their dwelling sport 6-2 towards the Somerset Patriots at Hadlock Subject, however followers have been nonetheless handled to a present.
The third baseman went 2-for-3 on the day and was walked twice. He made essentially the most of his time on the bottom paths and set the franchise record for stolen bases in a sport.
Within the backside of the seventh inning, Rafaela stole two bases in a single collection. As soon as he was on first base, he sprinted for second on the primary pitch of his teammate’s at-bat. After diving for the bottom, he made it safely because the catcher overthrew the second baseman. Within the subsequent at-bat, with a full rely, Rafaela took a big lead off second base after which scrambled to 3rd the place he slid to his knees and reached the bag earlier than the pitcher was capable of toss the ball to the third baseman. To cap it off, Rafaela took benefit of a botched throw from the catcher to the pitcher and trotted dwelling for the Sea Canine’ final run of the day.
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The field rating listed him with seven steals, however his ninth-inning steal was modified to defensive indifference after the sport, according to MLB.com. The Sea Canine had a team-record 9 steals within the sport.
Rafaela now has 16 stolen bases by way of 27 video games. He’s batting .248 and has hit one dwelling run for the Sea Canine. The Curacao native is Boston’s No. 2 prospect. He has performed third base, second base, shortstop and outfield all through his profession and was given back-to-back honors because the Pink Sox’s defensive participant of the 12 months for 2021 and 2022.