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Houston Astros for Month of April: Hitting Must Improve

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The first month of the MLB season was rough on Houston Astros hitters with only two players (Miguel Tejada and Geoff Blum) finishing with an above-.300 batting average. Tejada hit .315 while Blum was close behind at .313. Both are regular players, so thankfully, the numbers don’t seem inflated.


Houston also had some hitters above .250: Hunter Pence hit .282 in April, Michael Bourn hit .261 and Carlos Lee hit .253. Again, all are regular players.


Encouragingly, only two regular or platoon players hit below the Mendoza Line (named after light-hitting major leaguer Mar...

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