BOSTON, MA – Finally making his Major League Debut, former Arizona Baseball star Bobby Dalbec shines as the Boston Red Sox (12-22) win 9-5 over Washington.
It has been a long time coming for former Arizona Baseball star Bobby Dalbec. After years of competing in the Minor Leagues for the Boston Red Sox organization, finally his hard work is paying off.
Making news Sunday morning, it was that Bobby would be pulled up to the Majors to make his Major League debut.
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While we are all happy for him and to see our former Wildcat succeed, the road to the Majors has been a substantial one.
As you may recall, Bobby was a tremendous player for the Wildcats from 2014-16, mostly playing infield, but also pitching as well. He also helped the Wildcats get within a breath of winning their fifth College World Series title in 2016.
Since then, he has been grinding it out in the Minor Leagues, steadily climbing the ranks, just waiting his chance. Well now he’s finally onto to bigger and better things.
Well on Sunday, those better things came as Bobby appeared at First Base and batted eighth, squaring off against the defending World Series Champions, the Washington Nationals.
Striking out in his first Major League at-bat in the bottom of the second inning, Bobby would come back up in the third and responded in a big way!
Coming up to bat in the bottom of the third with only one out and one-man on-base, Bobby was sitting on an 0-2 pitch, before taking Washington pitcher Javy Guerra deep to right field to earn his first career hit and give the Red Sox an 8-2 lead.
Unfortunately Bobby would strike out in the fifth inning, before putting together another solid at-bat in the bottom of the seventh, when he singled to center, bringing home Jackie Bradley, Jr. to complete his day by going 2-4 with 2 RBI’s!
The Red Sox would go on to win 9-5!
At Zona Zealots, we are happy for Bobby and glad to see him shine in his Major League Debut and hope this is just the beginning to a long and illustrious career! As always, Bear Down, Arizona!