Revere Breaks Out In Leadoff Spot
On a day when Trea Turner was starting at center field for triple-A Syracuse, it was clear that it was time for Ben Revere or Michael Taylor to step up or Turner would take their spot. Last night, it was Revere’s chance and he responded in a big way.
Revere had one of his best games, if not his best game, in a Washington Nationals uniform. He went 4-for-5 (singles in his first four at-bats), three runs scored, and a RBI in the victory. It was just the third time this season that Revere had three hits in a game and the second time this month. Plus, as Mark Zuckerman of MASN pointed out on Twitter last night, Revere had a historic game:
Even in a down season, Revere has found a way to get to Mets pitching this season. He is 9-for-25 (.360) with seven runs scored, a double, a triple, a home run, and four RBI’s. So, is the Mets series where Revere turns his season around and takes back the everyday center fielder job?
When this lineup was stealing bases in spring training, everyone thought Revere would be one of the catalysts behind that. He has ten stolen bases with eight of them coming this month. If he just get on-base at a consistent rate, Revere can change an inning on the bases and give more run-scoring opportunities for this offense.
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