There’s been discuss round Major League Baseball that the 2022 common season has proven indicators it might be an extended summer time for batters. Offensive numbers are down once more, and one of many extra notable examples from a group perspective has been the Boston Red Sox.
Despite boasting a lineup that features J.D. Martinez, Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts, the Red Sox entered play on Friday ranked twenty fourth in runs scored (90), twenty seventh in residence runs (16) and on-base share (.279), and twenty ninth in walks (57). Their huge offseason pickup, Trevor Story, was supposed so as to add to what was an already scary lineup on paper. Instead, the previous Colorado Rockies shortstop has been the Beantown poster boy for ineptitude on the dish by one month of play.
In 21 video games performed and 92 plate appearances up to now, the two-time All-Star hasn’t homered, has collected 9 RBI, stolen one base and has struck out a surprising 29 occasions. Story’s slash line is .210/.293/.296, all of which might simply be new profession lows.
Things had been arguably at an all-time low for Story on Thursday in the course of the group’s 8-0 residence loss to the Los Angeles Angels when he wore the “Golden Sombrero” (placing out 4 occasions) and reportedly averted answering postgame questions from the media. The 29-year-old two-time Silver Slugger Award winner mentioned Thursday’s episode on Friday.