WATCH: Trevor Story crushes first Red Sox home run originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
It took longer than expected, but Trevor Story is officially on the board.
Story tallied the first home run of his Boston Red Sox career on Wednesday night. The prized offseason acquisition took Atlanta Braves right-hander Ian Anderson 422 feet to dead center for a two-run shot.
Red Sox fans will hope that homer marks the start of a much-needed turnaround for Story. The ex-Colorado Rockies shortstop, who signed a six-year deal worth $140 million with Boston, has looked like a shell of himself so far this season. He entered Wednesday’s action hitting .204 with a .557 OPS and a 33 percent strikeout rate.
If Story indeed is returning to All-Star form, it’ll go a long way toward helping this slumping Red Sox offense. Boston ranks 25th in OPS, 26th in runs scored and 28th in home runs this season.
Source: Yahoo Sports