We settled down last night to watch some minor league baseball on MiLB-TV. Did we ever get an introduction to a guy named Jorge Bonifacio.
We did not plan on watching much of the Reading games. The Fightin Phils were 3-16 going into last night’s doubleheader. We saw most of this team play last year in Clearwater.
One guy we never watched play before was an outfielder named Jorge Bonifacio. The Phillies just signed him the day before and assigned him to the woeful Fightin Phils.
We did not get around to watching Reading until the sixth inning of the second game. Reading of course lost the first game despite a Bonifacio home run and an RBI double. In the sixth inning of the second game, he hit a grand slam to give Reading its fourth win of the season.
In one of those “hard to believe Harry” moments, Bonifacio in the doubleheader went 4 for 7 with a double, three homers and eight RBIs.
Have the Phillies found a right handed bat off the bench they so need? They may have even have found a corner outfielder. Bonifacio threw out a runner at the plate playing right field in last night’s game!
Bonifacio is a soon to be 28 year-old who was a free agent until this week. He has 726 at bats in the big leagues mostly with the Royals and a few at bats with the Tigers last year.
Not much has gone right for the Phillies this season at the major or minor league levels. Jorge Bonifacio could be the one to help change the narrative of the 2021 Phillies season. He started to do just that last night in his Reading debut.