Boston Red Sox offense is firing on all cylinders and doing damage
The Boston Red Sox bats are finally heating up
The Boston Red Sox offense was off to a plodding start but in recent weeks they have started to turn things around. They are now 9th in the majors in batting average, 12th in RBIs, 14th in runs, 6th in hits, and 1st in doubles, per FanGraphs. It is really nice to see the offense trending in the right direction.
J.D. Martinez has been on fire for the Red Sox. His hit streak and on-base streak were snapped last Wednesday night, but that bad game did not put him in any funk. He bounced back going 4-for-5 in his next game. Martinez is hitting .500 in his last 6 games.
Martinez is not the only bat that is on fire. Trevor Story contributed to the Red Sox this past series that he was worth the money the Red Sox paid him.
Story gave the Mariners enough to be tired of him already. He had 3 home runs with 7 RBIs while also scoring 5 runs himself on Thursday night. Story continued to stay hot Friday night. He came up to bat with bases loaded and launched it over the wall for a grand slam and he was not done there. He homered again on Sunday to give the Sox a one-run lead.
In his last 7 games, Story has had a batting average of .360 with 6 homers, 14 RBIs, 5 walks, and only 4 strikeouts. It is starting to look like Story is pulling it together and proving that he is worth the money that the Sox paid him.
Rafael Devers has continued to stay hot at the plate. In Devers’ last seven games, he has a batting average of .393 and is batting .426 in his last 15. Devers launched a couple of homers of his own on Saturday.
Xander Bogaerts may have cooled down a little bit, only hitting .217 in his last 7 games but he is still seeing and hitting the ball well. Luckily, everyone else has helped pick up the slack.
Even Christian Vazquez is starting to hit the ball better as well and is heating up. Vazquez is hitting .348 in his last seven games. He has also continued to be solid behind the plate.
Franchy Cordero walked into more at-bats. He even jumped in on the fun on Sunday to help contribute to the Red Sox offense. Cordero came up to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning with the bases loaded. He got stuck in an 0-2 count and then took the third pitch and launched it over the right-field wall for a walk-off grand slam.
Cordero may only be hitting .231 on the season and has been struggling of late, but hopefully, this is the turning point for his season.
The Red Sox have been on a hot streak as of late. They are currently sitting 3 games back on the last Wild Card spot and currently sit 10 games out of first place, and with how much baseball is left that does not seem like much.
The Red Sox are 8-2 in their last ten games and currently hold a five-game winning streak, which is currently the longest in the Majors.
The Red Sox offense is back and they are fun again!
Monday is a well-deserved day off and a travel day to Chicago for the Red Sox. We will have to wait until Tuesday to see if the Red Sox bats are still on fire or if the windy city will blow them out.