July 27, 2009

JustSON Numbers: The bottoming out of Jason Bay

As much as it pains me to do this, the Red Sox have been struggling at the plate lately and one of their top offensive weapons - Jason Bay - has been at the forefront of this.

Check out his batting average splits for the season.

April/March - .324
May - .264
June - .230
July - .190

Apparently as the season drags on, Jason Bay has been getting progressively worse. In the last month, he has been hitting a woeful .176 with one home run and three RBIs, which isn't exactly the kind of production you want out of your big gun.

At least he's hitting .448 against the New York Yankees, the team they're currently two and a half games back of in the division.

Now I'm not one to press the panic button too early, and I'm thinking that this might be a good thing that the Sox slump slightly in the early second half of the season and then pick it back up again once the post-season nears and the games mean a whole lot more. A good championship team always needs some adversity.

Hopefully Jason Bay will be able to reverse this trend and the Sox offense in general will turn it around.

(Crosses fingers)

Am I right guys? Right? You will turn it around right? Don't joke with me here.

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