Tuesday, October 5, 2010

now batting, the catcher, #33... J.C. Boscan....

 It finally happened. After 15 long years riding the bus in the minor leagues throughout the U.S. and Mexico, J.C. Boscan became a major-leaguer. October 1, 2010. Bobby Cox tapped the kid on the shoulder and sent him out to catch the 9th inning against the Phillies in Atlanta.
After catching a scoreless 9th from pitcher Mike Minor, including the last two via strikeout, J.C. had the opportunity to come up to bat in the bottom of the inning, with runners at 1st and 3rd. Seven pitches later, he had earned a walk, forcing the bases loaded.
J.C. then had to show off the speed as he scored from first on a 3-run double by Derrick Lee. (if you ask me, he probably floated around the bases he was so pumped)

Congrats J.C. Welcome to the show.   LINK to the boxscore.

J.C. Boscan - catcher for the Atlanta Braves.

6 comments:

Matthew Glidden said...

What a great story! Thanks for picking this one out.

How many guys draw a walk in their debut AB? It can't be many--your blood must be pumping in that situation.

MattR said...

I've never heard of Larry Whisenton -- what kind of career did he have?

Play at the Plate said...

He's probably still floating on air.

Fuji said...

Wow... that was a cool story... but I'm more interested in Glenn Hubbard... damn that card sure brings back memories.

Chris Mays said...

Boscan's at bat is one of the moments of the year. How can you not be happy for him? Plus, even though he's not on the post-season roster, he gets to travel with the team as a possible injury replacement.

Colbey (flywheels) said...

That was awesome to see him show some discipline @ the plate instead of just getting up and there and swinging away at every pitch thrown. He expression on his face when he rounded 3rd and score the run is what baseball is all about.