Eddie Rosario (no relation) came over as a big acquisition from the Minnesota Twins. This Rosario (outfield not infield) was supposed to bring stability to the lineup and constant power. On May 9th, Rosario was just hitting .203 with three home runs and 21 RBI’s. Since then, Rosario has his average up to .250 and in just 23 games hit 17 RBI’s.
He’s clearly found his swing again, something that we’ve been saying would happen for this team, as Terry Francona has often seen his clubs struggle the first two months of the season ever since arriving in Cleveland. Maybe it’s his spring training techniques, maybe he overworks or underworks his players, but like clockwork, once May starts to end, the team starts to find their stroke.
It’s happened nearly every year Francona has been in town. At a certain point, fans need to understand the sky isn’t falling just because the start is slow.
Now Rosario seems to have finally found his stroke, even if the home runs aren’t there. Of his 11 doubles he’s hit all year, four have come in the first two weeks of June. So yes, the home runs aren’t there but his power is slowly returning. If Rosario can enter July and August in full swing, the Tribe should be able to overtake the White Sox with relative ease.
The Twins are sure missing Rosario at this point.