BOSTON – With all due respect to Dustin Pedroia, the original "laser show", Rafael Devers is the current master of laser beam generation from his racket.
The 22-year-old mimics baseball in his exciting breakout season, and his recent strikes brought the Red Sox to a 5: 4 win.
BOSTON – With all due respect to Dustin Pedroia, the original "laser show" "The current master of laser beam generation emanating from his bat is
The 22-year-old mashed Again and again, baseball in its exciting breakout season, and its recent strikes lifted the Red Sox to a 5: 4 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
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With four more tough hit balls (three with runscoring hits), Devers increased his MLB lead Somehow, Devers did not make it to the All-Star team this season, but he beat himself like one.
"I'm just trying to do that Do it right every time you hit it, do not try to do too much and just keep playing and then get good clubs, which contributes to this success The success I have on the field ", Devers said through the interpeter B Ryan Almonte.
The only thing Boston's manager Alex Cora likes more than writing the name "Devers" on his lineup card is to see him beat every day.
"Bat-quality bat quality, hard contact," said Cora. He always has a smile and enjoys coming to the stadium and performing. It's always fun to rake like that.
The fun started on Wednesday for the baby-facing third baseman in the lower third as he shattered a 102.6-mile liner that was just sneaking over the green monster for a solo homer The place offered by Devers was a change that was practically in the rifle of the other fighters, and he went perfect with his 18th homer in the season – and the seventh on the opposite field.
In the fourth field, Devers did that again Double with two runs (112.3 mph) to the gap in the right midfield.
Devers, as you may have guessed, were not executed In the eighth case, the Red Sox clung to a one-off lead, Devers added some insurance Adding to a scorching 113-MPH bullet to focus on an RBI single.
No one liked the show more than the starter
"I mean, the approach he has when he goes to dinner is different [1 9459026]," said Rodriguez. "He's going to hit the field that he has to hit, he's seeing the ball really well now, in recent years he has swung the ball off the plate and so on."
In retrospect, it's a little funny that it gave him disappointment over Dever's inconsistency last season when he was 21 years old. Because he has become a stud this season.
"Yesterday I spoke to J. D. [Martinez] and said," J. D., where were you when you were 22? "And he said," I raked A-Ball. "He stayed with it," Cora said. "He stuck to what Timmy and Andy preached as they stayed in the zone." If it looked like Devers was hot all season, he really did make it up the last five weeks. In a range of 117 bats since June 11, he cuts with eight homers, 30 RBIs and eleven doubles against 0.393 / 0.437 / 0.735.
The Blue Jays have seen enough of Devers. In 14 games against Toronto, Devers strikes 455 with seven homers, 25 RBIs and a fancy OPS of 1,409. The 25 RBIs are the most that a Boston player had against Toronto in a season. And the squads still have four games left this season.
"He's likely to become one of the best players in baseball," said Jay's manager Charlie Montoyo. "He's 22 years old and beats .320, I know he beats us well, but he beats well against everyone else, because that's why he beats .320, I wish I could say it's fun to watch, but it's really because he's a good batsman and just a kid, he could be the beating master in those years, I call. "
The Lost Pitcher Aaron Sanchez, The The brunt of the recent eruption of Devers has not been debated.
"He's really set on everything," Sanchez said. "He has one of those years when everything you throw on the plate has a good swing, he did it all night, hit the ball hard, not just me, but later in the game from before him. " I think everyone knew what type of player he was. He had difficulties last year, but you have recognized the potential. Obviously he exhibited it.
A Workman-Like Save  Three parades were too often an adventure for the Red Sox this season, but Cora hired Brandon Workman for the last five outs of Wednesday's victory, and the big Righty completed the job.
Workman started with a 4: 3 lead and took the last two batters of the eighth and two runners on the base, but after Devers RBI insurance, Workman returned one in ninth, but he did stuck with a 45-pitch save, with four of the outs going on strike.
The Righty has an ERA of 1.84 and was a rare stone in a bullpen that had too many holes.
"I did I do not expect him to get five outs today, "said Cora." We expected [Josh Taylor] to do the job [in the eighth]. Then I said [pitching coach] Dana [LeVangie] at a time: "It's him, right here. Either he or he. & # 39; He finished the job. Of course it will fail tomorrow and we will find a way to reach the last three outs tomorrow. He was outstanding all season.
Ian Browne has been reporting on the Red Sox at MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook.