Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers blasted his way into the Red Sox record books last night. His 10th home run of the year was the 20th of his career and helped the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards.
It was a tough start to the Red Sox road trip to Houston, as the World Series champion Astros beat them 4-2. In Oakland, despite 51 points from LeBron James, the Warriors took game 1 of the NBA finals, 124-114.
There was a lot of consternation among Red Sox nation during spring training when the Sox big free agent J.D. Martinez, he of the $110 million contract, didn't hit even one home run. Well, things have certainly changed.
Boston sports fans needed a pick-me-up yesterday following the Celtics game 7 loss to the Cavaliers, Sunday night at the Garden. Andrew Benintendi gave them just what they needed hitting a three run homer, with a double, triple and 4 rbi's as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 8-3 at Fenway.
Most power hitters in MLB right now are behemoths, 6'3"-6'7", 230-275 pounds, and routinely hit the ball 400 plus feet. THEN, there's Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts. He's 5'9", 180 pounds and leads the majors with 16 home runs.
When the Yankees went out and signed slugger Giancarlo Stanton in the off season, Red Sox nation was bummed the Sox didn't get him. Well, the Red Sox must have known what J.D. Martinez was capable of. He is tied for the league lead in home runs with 15!