There has been talk around Major League Baseball that the regular 2022 season has shown signs this could be a long summer for players. Attack count decreased again, and one of the more notable examples from a team perspective is the Boston Red Sox.
Despite boasting a roster that includes JD Martinez, Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts, the Red Sox come play on friday ranked 24th for runs scored (90), 27th for home runs (16) and percentage on base (0.279), and 29th for walks (57). Of them welcome big summer, Trevor Story, was supposed to add to an already intimidating lineup on paper. Instead, the former Colorado Rockies player became Beantown’s poster boy for his lack of attitude to the food during a month’s play.
In the 21 games played and 92 appearances to date, the All-Star is twice without a home, has collected nine RBIs, stolen a base, and has beaten 29 times. The slash line of the story is .210 / .293/.296, all new career lows.
Things were said to be at an all-time low for Story on Thursday during the team’s 8-0 home loss to the Los Angeles Angels as he wore the “Golden Sombrero” shirt (four appearances) and reported to have avoided answering questions after the game from the media. The 29-year-old Silver Slugger Award winner twice discussed Thursday’s episode on Friday.