Eventually, the ball was going to find him.
Puzzlingly losing track of a fly ball that swung the momentum of the Tampa Bay Rays’ American League Division Series opener Friday to the Red Sox made Wil Myers an easy target at Fenway Park for Game 2 on Saturday night, where a sellout crowd turned his name into a chorus of ridicule.
But through five innings he was quiet, hitless at the plate, untested in right field.
Then Shane Victorino shot a ball his way. The play was routine. Myers made it without any issues.
He was applauded, sarcastically, as if it were a web gem.
“I thought it was kind of funny when they did a cheer,’’ he said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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