A couple nights ago, Trey Mancini had a phenomenal game, going 4-for-5 with two home runs, a bases loaded double, and a single. Thursday, Mancini was responsible for the lone run of the game with a home run in the 4th as the Orioles were blown out 10-1. His six RBI over two days was unfortunately not enough to prevent two losses, but still earned some great publicity and praise for Trey’s hot bat. On Friday night in DC, he added two more doubles, accounting for half of the Orioles’ four hits in another loss. His last few games only solidified an incredible month of May. In his past 17 games, Mancini is hitting .328, has 22 RBI, 22 hits in 67 at bats, and five home runs. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, he leads MLB in RBI with a season total of 39. Out of the 18 total games he’s played in May, there are only five games where he didn’t have at least one RBI.
This is such a great thing to see out of Trey because he got out to a bit of a slow start this year. He was getting a lot of well-deserved attention for beating colon cancer, but he seemed frustrated with his play at the plate. When April concluded, he was hitting .237 and had 17 RBIs. Don’t get me wrong, 17 RBI is solid, but he already has more than that 2/3s into May. Meaning he has five more RBI in 30 fewer at bats when comparing May to April. His average has also steadily increased in May, where he now sits at .281 for the season. And now he’s in the news for how great he is at baseball, which is something you love to see. The european football championship 2020 predictions could come to fruition, but likely won’t have any stories as inspiring as Trey’s.
Recently, it’s been easy to forget how much Trey went through last year just because he doesn’t show any signs of anything wrong in his play. He’s been very confident and poised at the plate and in the field. When asked about his solid performance and how far he’s come from last year he said, “I do reflect a lot on last year as much as I’ve tried to move on, it’s hard not to look back and say, ‘a year ago today I was going in for this cycle of treatments.’ I’m definitely much happier to be here in 2021 playing baseball and it’s something I definitely don’t take for granted.”
Finally hitting double-digit homers on the year this week against the Rays, Mancini looks to keep his bat hot and get the O’s back into the win column. Now if only he could get some help…