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Big Papi = Big Problem: The Sudden Decline of the AL’s Feared Hitter

Published by on May 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Yesterday's line for David Ortiz: 0-for-7 3 K's and 11 men left on base.  Two balls were hit  out of the infield.  What a sad, yet telling day for the Red Sox power hitter. Off to another terrible start, David Ortiz single-handedly lost the game for the Sox yesterday afternoon in Anaheim.

Ortiz left the bases loaded twice, once grounding slowly out to first and the second time tapping back to the mound.

So far this year, Ortiz is hitting a measly .208, slugging at exactly .300 and his an OPS of .618.  In a 130 at-bats, no home runs. Zero. He has more strikeouts (30) than RBI (15).  Big Papi is only hitting .250 with runners in scoring position. 

Okay, so we can all...

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