The Red Sox got lost 2 weeks ago, and no one has been able to find it Trevor’s story, the Rockies free shipping agent who became the $140 million (over six years) second Fenway Park entrepreneur. The team that was on the verge of winning twice at the World Championships last October, found itself at the bottom of AL East with a record 10-19.
Even after the Red Sox finally showed some life and some fighting by winning back-to-back series against the Rangers and Astros, Story was still hitting only .205 and hitting .293 with a measly OPS of .320.
Then everything changed last week against the sailors, when Story The second match at home of the three that he manages in his career At the start of a four-game sweep against Seattle he appears to have upended the Red Sox’s season. Four hits in all that night, seven RBIs. Before long, the story was player of the week in Major League Soccer because of the .360/.452/1.120 slash, and it reminded everyone of how quickly things can change in baseball for a player and his team.
On Tuesday night against White Sox Story Homer hit another of three runs, this one in the first half of what Turned out to win 16-3 That took the Red Sox’s record up to 20-22. Apparently, just about everyone except Papi Ortiz has been starting a Red Sox game lately. But everything seems to be organized around what quickly becomes an amazing story: the Trevor story.
At the moment, he’s the 0.231 most dangerous hitter in the entire sport, with the Red Sox looking like the most in the league. The story is up to eight queues, 33 RBI and 23 logged. Just as people were wondering how much he lacked Coors Field, he did what the Red Sox signed him for: make his new stadium look exactly as if he was running it on their own turf like their old one.
“I told [Story] Alex Cora, Director of Red Sox, said a few weeks ago… We trust you. “He plays for free and that is something I told him in the recruitment process. You know, adding another player to the squad will help us.”
Not only did Story remind everyone, other than just Red Sox fans, of the way he always hit his old team, but at the same time reminded us that he sometimes moves to a new team, a new city, a new position, a new fan base – and even higher expectations from Ever – not as easy as putting on a new costume.
We’ve seen her again. And he finally heard it at Fenway after the White Sox finished a three-game sweep of the Sox. It was the breaking point for them and for my story. He hit six times in that series, three times in the last game. After the last one, his boos, from the home crowd, were as loud as they were. After that game, he wasn’t available to the media, the way his racket – averaging 0.94 after his last strike – was pretty much unavailable to his new team through April and now into May.
But during the first game of another series against Chicago, no one was enjoying promoting his team, and no one was enjoying it at all promoting Trevor Storey, who not only reminded people of how he could hit, but showed how he reacted user Hit, knocked down.
Rocky’s manager Bud Black, the former captain of Story whose team reached 20-22 on Tuesday night, said he was never worried that Story would turn things around.
Black: “He always takes care of all the right things. His team, teammates and respect for the game. He always has as much ability to work as any player I’ve ever been around.”
So Storey worked his way out of the hole he dug for himself in the first month of the season, and the work really started to pay off via that 6-1 home the Red Sox just finished. Then came that three-man game against Seattle, and it was as if all the lights were on for him at once. Once again: This is the hitter the Sox thought they would get, the one who would make up for his presence in Cora’s batting order for the right bat the Red Sox lost at Hunter Renfroe (31 home runs for Renfroe last season, 96 RBIs).
Here’s what Cora had to say in Chicago after the story delved into again:
“He’s doing a great job and doing damage to the area.”
Is it ever. Story is now 18 versus 76 in May, and that includes his slow start to the month. He has now scored eight home runs in his last 12 matches. There are much larger hitting averages ahead of him in the Sox rankings. Rafael Devers, one of the best pure hitters on the planet, is a .337. Xander Bogaerts is a .323. JD Martinez had four more hits on Tuesday and hit 0.366.
But the way the Sox has exploded, just over the last week, seems to have been driven by the new guy who crashed behind them all. What a story.
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