Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Happy 22nd Birthday Rafael Devers—You Just Made MLB History Last Night!

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Baby-faced Red Sox third-baseman Rafael Devers knocked in another run last night (of the two-out variety again) in World Series Game One. Devers turns 22-years-old today, and last night's achievement allowed him to make some MLB history. He becomes the only player in major league baseball history with at least one RBI in each of his first eight postseason starts. Think of that. It's pretty astounding. Moreover, Devers is now tied with three other players for consecutive postseason starts with an RBI. Who are the others? How about: Lou Gehrig, Ryan Howard, and Alex Rodriguez? Pretty amazing company. This kid is just starting to fully "get it" and the years ahead should be extremely fruitful for him and the Red Sox. Amazingly, he already has played in 11 postseason games—hitting .364 with three HRs and 13 RBIs! His career postseason OPS is an incredible 1.072. Happy 22nd birthday, Raffy!