It’s safe to say that Trevor Story has overcome its cold beginnings. The second baseman of the Red Sox was dropping .194 / .276 / .269 until May 9. Two days later, he hit the first homer of the season. He then hit the second in four matches. This past Thursday, was one of the best games of his career.
The story was 4 for 4, with three home runs, seven RBIs and a stolen base in Boston’s 12-6 win over the Mariners. These dingers were not cheap: one was in the center and the other two were on top of the green monster. One night, he Her season raised OPS By more than 100 points. The stain returned home, And it was happy and well fed.
It was only the first of four games against M’s. On Friday, Story hit a Grand Slam that was caught by former Red Sox villain Johnny Gomes, sitting on the Green Monster, Boston won 7-3. On Saturday, he hit a ball fly to tie the fifth game as Boston won 6-5. (They can’t all be Homers.) On Sunday, he hit a single shot as Boston won an extra 8-4. (Franchi Cordero A walkoff clobbered Grand Slam; Not all of them fit the narrative nicely.) The cure for Story’s illness was a home series against a moderate AL team.
One big difference in the series against Seattle: The story puts the ball in more play. He has struck out only twice in these four matches. After Thursday’s three-homer game, the second of his career, Story hints at how he worked his time to be more comfortable on the plate.
“It’s just a very simple thing, just trying to be more balanced and on time,” the story says. “It simply came to our notice then. I’m not trying to do too much and I think it works really well for me. “
After Sunday’s win, Story is now down .226 / .310 / .438 That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. The Mariners didn’t start the Sadsack there; The four dingers in the story were Logan Gilbert, Robbie Ray and promising rookie George Kirby. It’s impressive and exciting to see a strikeout-prone heater improve pitchers with a tough strikeout rate. It’s nice to see the Red Sox win six of their last seven, although they’re still below .500 and have a lot of work ahead of them. The original Trevor story has been sitting somewhere between its horrible start last week and its turbulent times, but hopefully it’s closer to the next.