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Swing Mechanics, Not Age, the Reason for Slow Start for Red Sox’s David Ortiz

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

RedSox.com's Ian Browne spoke with David Ortiz after the Boston Red Sox thumped the Baltimore Orioles 12-1 at Fenway Park in the annual Patriots Day matinee game, and Ortiz said he may have finally found what was causing his abysmal start to the 2009 season.

Prior to Monday's game, Ortiz was batting .170 with just one extra-base hit and four RBI. After Monday's 2-for-4, two-RBI performance, he is still hitting only .196, but there were some encouraging signs for Red Sox fans.

For one, Ortiz's double in the first inning was to deep left field and off the Green Monster. Big Papi had shown an inability to drive the ball anywhere, let alone to the opposite field.

Ortiz attributed Monday's eruption of pop to a...

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