Red Sox: What if Boston never traded for Eduardo Nunez?
Eduardo Nunez in Boston
As soon as Nunez came to Boston he made an immediate impact. In the tail end of July as a member of the Red Sox, Nunez had 8 hits in 15 at-bats. Three of the four games he played in involved him having multi-hit games. He also had a multi-homer game in just his second game with the Sox. In July he slashed .533/2/5/2 in just four games. August brought on more success as well. In five games in August, he once again has three multi-hit games.
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Nunez is slashing .348/2/7/1 so far through the month of August. The Sox haven’t lost this month with Nunez in the line up and are 7-1 in their last eight contests with him in the line up. After losing the lead to the Yankees in the American League East, the Sox have come roaring back to stand atop the division with a current major league best six game win streak. It looks like as long as Nunez keeps this up, the Sox can do no wrong.
While he’s had help from other players on the team, there’s no denying that his bat has made a huge difference for the power struggles on the rest of the team. Nunez was brought on to be a guy to get on base and steal a base here and there. He ended up being the guy that can get on base, steal bases, hit home runs, and play above average defense. The Sox added Nunez for two guys that haven’t even made it to Double-A yet.
Was this a complete steal?