Boston Red Sox finding their groove and team is heating up

Trevor Story #10 of the Boston Red Sox (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Trevor Story #10 of the Boston Red Sox (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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Boston Red Sox second baseman Trevor Story (10). Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports /

A great Boston Red Sox Story is unfolding at Fenway

Yet, conversely, an emerging Trevor Story is seemingly getting adjusted, and what an adjustment it has had to be for the former Colorado Rockies star. Story has had a staggeringly daunting task when you put it all on paper.

He has had to settle himself and his family into a new home while adjusting to a new team, new teammates, a new position, new stadium (actually old!), and significantly heavier air, both literally and figuratively here than that in Denver. In addition, all the while, Story’s had the additional burden of trying to live up to a healthy contract that put him under the spotlight from the outset.

Putting all that into perspective, it’s really no wonder that the fellow may have been just a tad overwhelmed by the all-encompassing nature of the aforementioned challenges, both personal and professional, that he had no choice but to encounter and overcome.

Yet, all that notwithstanding, he’s coming on strong as his bat heats up and he starts to rake as his recent 3 home run game against the Seattle Mariners exclaimed to the baseball world. In addition, the newbie Sox star won American League Player of the Week last week. summed it up nicely,

"Story was named the American League Player of the Week, becoming the first Red Sox player to win the award this season. That was no surprise after he .360 (9-for-25) with 10 runs scored, a double, six home runs, 14 RBI, five walks, two stolen bases and a 1.120 slugging percentage over seven games."

Meanwhile, the Red Sox starting pitching is holding up its end of the bargain, and if Bloom can get the bullpen settled, then the only way for the club to go is further up the ladder in the AL East, especially if some of the batting laggards can catch fire as well. So here we go.

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The Red Sox are on fire. Let’s see where it takes them. Last season wasn’t too bad at all, as they made it to the ALCS. Maybe they can take that up another notch and get to the Big Dance, as in the World Series, this season