Even though the Red Sox won today and regained sole possession of first place (for now), it was nice to see David Ortiz continue to slump as he struck out twice in four at bats. He broke a bat out of anger after both of his strikeouts.
It seems Big Papi has finally lost his touch, yet he still has hit well in the five games against the Yankees this season. In fact, he is hitting over .300 only against the Yankees (.316) and Indians (.313) this season. Against the rest of baseball, he’s batting a mere .162.
He was moved down to sixth in the order yesterday and hit there again today, but it doesn’t seem to be helping (1-for-8, 3 K).
I wonder if he will still be batting sixth by the time the Yankees face the Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 9.