Trevor Story’s first season with the Red Sox is becoming quite the series of highs and lows.
Story went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts on Thursday night at Fenway Park, as the Red Sox came up short in their bid to sweep the Oakland A’s in a 4-3 loss. Story is now 2-for-17 at the plate with six strikeouts in his last four games, and just a .284 OPS. He has yet to homer in the month of June, posting a .588 OPS over that span.
Contrast that with a seven-game stretch in mid-May, when Story batted .345 with seven homers, 21 RBIs, and a 1.463 OPS. He has no homers, five RBIs, and a .558 OPS in 18 games since that ridiculous stretch, which previously earned him AL Player of the Week honors.
Overall, Story is batting .218 with nine homers and a .707 OPS. Those numbers are certainly below the expectations that came with Story’s six-year, $140 million deal in free agency. The extreme highs and lows of his streaky hitting has become his … story of the season.
If this is how his 2022 is going to ebb and flow, Red Sox fans are in for a hell of a roller coaster ride with their high-priced second baseman.
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