After just one game, the Mariners have had enough of Trevor Story
Heading into Boston, the Mariners knew they were going to have to be wary of the big hitters in the Boston Red Sox lineup. Xander Bogaerts, JD Martinez, Rafael Devers, all three of them can hurt you, and it’s tough to get through a game without any of them doing damage.
Unfortunately for Seattle, one of the biggest free-agent disappointments so far in 2022 decided to have the opening game in the series be not just his breakout for the year, but arguably the best game of his career and a historic performance at that.
After just one game, the Mariners are already tired of Trevor Story
The M’s have had some impressive performances against them during their history. Some of the ones that stand out (to me, at least) are Pudge’s game in the Kingdome where he hit two homers and drove in nine RBI. Another is Clemens’s game, where he struck out 20 Mariners. Now, we have to add Trevor Story to the list.
Story became the first second baseman in league history to have a three-homer game while stealing a base. He also became the second Red Sox player to score five runs, hit three homers, and drive in seven runs.
Every time the M’s got on the board, Trevor Story would answer. At one point in the radio broadcast, they announced the score as the Mariners 4, Trevor Story 4. It would only get worse from there. Here is the sequence of Trevor Story’s at-bats from Thursday’s game.
- 2nd inning – Two-run homer
- 3rd inning – Two-run homer
- 6th inning – Single (stolen base)
- 7th inning – Walk
- 8th inning – Three-run homer
He destroyed the Mariners, plain and simple. Those are video game numbers. There wasn’t much more that he could’ve done in that game to hurt the Mariners.
The M’s have had enough of Trevor Story, and so have I. This is one of those games that you just sit back and marvel at. It also is a game that makes you dislike a player for a long time. I’m sure Story is a great guy. I still wanted the Mariners to sign him during the most recent offseason. But for now, I’ve had enough of Trevor Story.