While the big league club was dropping their fourth straight to the New York Yankees Saturday night, Red Sox prospect Bobby Dalbec was making some noise for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs at the same time with his consecutive two-homer game against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
Now ranked as the second-best prospect in Boston’s farm system per MLB.com, the 23-year-old followed up a 3-for-7, two home run performance Friday by launching another pair of big flies in a 2-for-4 day at the plate on Saturday.
The Sea Dogs took both contests, outscoring the Rumble Ponies 28-9 before the two sides partake in a doubleheader later Sunday.
This feat marks the second time in 2019 Dalbec has amassed four home runs in a two-game span, with the first coming back in May when he hit three against the Trenton Thunder on the 11th of the month, and then another one against the Hartford Yard Goats two days later.
Selected by the Red Sox with the 118th overall pick in the 2016 amateur draft out of the University of Arizona, the Washington state native is slashing .253/.363/.523 with 12 home runs and 31 RBI through 49 Eastern League games this season. He is currently in the midst of a five-game hitting streak where he is 9-for-his-last-25 with those four dingers and six runs driven in.