Red Sox fans must be starting to think that there is nothing rookie third baseman Rafael Devers can’t do half way through the first game of a two game series with the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway last night. With 21 hits, a .339 average, six homers and 12 RBI’s in his first 16 games in the Big Leagues, Devers had become the ‘Miracle at Third Base’ after being brought up to fill the empty spot there. In the first inning against the Cardinals, he singled after Benintendi and Ramirez had singled to drive in the first Red Sox run and put them up 1-0..
With the score still 1-0 in the fourth, the Cards got back to back singles to lead off the inning and had runners on first and second with no outs. Yadier Molina hit a grounder to Devers and he calmly stepped on third and threw to, who else, the other Miracle, Eduardo Nunez, at second base to start a rare
5-4-3 triple play to end the rally. What else can he do?