This was the case even on Tuesday, the night Martinez allowed the Rangers nine stolen bases.
"The interesting thing was when we won that game, if you look at the video, he's out there jumping out on that pile," Francona said. "That was a tough game for everybody. That said a lot. And then watching him yesterday, how he handled himself, there's a genuine excitement and care for trying to lead our staff. They all believe that. So sometimes you've got to be patient."