The Chicago White Sox, unfortunately, weren’t able to win their series opener against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. They lost by a final score of 7-4 after having another eighth-inning meltdown. It wasn’t great but there were some things to be interested in. For the White Sox, there were some good performances by a few individuals. One of those players, on the defensive side of the ball, was Adam Eaton. He made a fantastic catch to rob the Boston Red Sox of a home run.
Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton made a great play to rob a home run.
Rafael Devers is one of Boston’s best hitters. He had a really nice cut when he sent a ball into deep right field. Adam Eaton got back to the wall and robbed Devers of a home run. It was an incredible play to reach over the wall and take a home run away. It didn’t end up helping them win but it certainly increased their chances.
Eaton has been one of the most impressive players in all situations so far this season. A lot of people didn’t like the signing at all but he has shown that he is still an effective player. With his bat, he also really helped in this game as well. He had two walks, a hit, an RBI, and a run scored. He certainly did his part.
The White Sox are going to need Eaton to keep this up a lot this season. He isn’t Eloy Jimenez but replacing his offense is definitely going to be done by committee. Eaton’s bat can go a long way in them getting that done. Playing good defense is also something that will clearly help this team a lot.
As you can see, it was a really important moment in the game. If Yoan Moncada’s 407-foot ball would have left the ballpark, it would have loomed even larger in hindsight. Hopefully, the White Sox are able to see Eaton make more big plays like this and keep using his bat to his advantage. It has been really nice to see him succeed so far this season.