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Not-So-Killer B: Lance Berkman’s Slow Start Mirrors Houston Astros’ First Month

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

We all understand that the Astros weren't supposed to add up to much this year. That's a dead horse that I don't need to beat anymore. But what has been a surprise through the first month of this season has been Lance Berkman's extremely poor start.

Berkman is hitting just .184, and his lack of consistency at the plate is surely something to point a finger at when talking about the Astros' losses.

Although his batting average is down, the power numbers are still there. Seven of his nineteen total hits have been home runs, and his 16 RBI is above the league average for first basemen.

But this is not the Lance Berkman we all know and love. Last year, Berkman hit .303 in April with eight home runs and 25 RBI...

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