The Boston Red Sox have won their last five games and eight of their last 10.
The team is spinning, which is a nice change of pace after their disastrous start.
Precisely because of that inauspicious start, the team still has a sub-.500 record at 19-22.
But they still have plenty of time to come out of their hole and push for a playoff spot.
Part of their recent revival can be attributed to offense, but there is one player in particular who stands out above the rest when it comes to recent production.
Trevor Story, who signed a six-year, $140 million contract after the lockout, didn’t have enough time to go through his normal spring training.
He got off to a late start due to the late signing, which ended up affecting his regular season performance for the first few weeks.
He even heard boos from the local crowd at Fenway Park.
But now it’s hot on the plate.
“See how the story continues tonight,” the official MLB account tweeted along with some of their stats from the recent four-game series against the Seattle Mariners.
See how the story continues tonight 👀 pic.twitter.com/CSMIEQk6mq
—MLB (@MLB) May 24, 2022
His bat is starting to come
In the four-game series, Story hit five homers, had 13 runs, batted for .400 and had an OPS of 1.844.
It’s an incredible performance.
Many players have hit five home runs and 13 RBIs in a month.
Story did it in four games, over a long weekend.
The second baseman was the driving force behind the Red Sox’s recent surge.
His season OPS is at .748.
In his last seven games, he has cut .360/.452/1.120 with six home runs.
It’s clear he’s starting to warm up, just in time to make things interesting in the AL East.