With their series vs. the Red Sox wrapped up, the Blue Jays are happy to not have to see Rafael Devers in the batter's box for a while.
Devers is having a monster year, and much of his damage this season has been done against Toronto. In fact, the 22-year-old set a record on Wednesday for most RBI in a single season vs. the Jays with 25. In Thursday's game, he blasted a three-run home run to make it 28 RBI.
The homer marked Devers' eighth of the year against Toronto. With his eight homers and 28 RBI, Devers joins some legendary company. He's one of only five players ever to have 8+ HR and 28 RBI vs. a single opponent in one season. Mel Ott, Hal Trosky, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle are the others.
Rafael Devers of the @RedSox has 8 HR and 28 RBI against the Blue Jays this season:— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) July 18, 2019
Players 22 or Younger with 8+ HR & 28+ RBI vs. Any Opp
Mel Ott (1929 & 1931 vs Phi)
Hal Trosky (1934 vs CWS)
Joe DiMaggio (1937 vs Was & StL)
Mickey Mantle (1954 vs Bos)
Devers (2019 vs Tor)
Not a bad group to be in.
Devers will look to keep his hot streak going this weekend as the Red Sox begin a three-game series vs. the lowly Orioles.
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