Hitting .259 in last 7 games, Araes dream 4-game challenge faltering…need a surge!

July 6, 2023 0 Comments

Luis Araujo (26-Miami Marlins), the “hitting machine,” has cooled off. His bat has cooled off a bit and his season batting average is down to .384. He needs to get back on track if he wants to conquer his dream of a .400 batting average.바카라사이트

Araúez started at first base against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2023 Major League Baseball regular-season opener for the Miami Marlins on Friday at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida, USA. He went 1-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored in Miami’s 10-9 comeback victory.

His batting pace has slowed. In his last seven games, he is batting just .259 with seven hits in 27 at-bats. He’s batting .317 over his last 15 games and .387 over his last 30. Month by month, he hit .429 in March, .439 in April, .330 in May, .406 in June, and .300 so far in July (through six games).

His bat cooled off on June 28 against the Boston Red Sox. He went 1-for-5 and then went 0-for-3 against Boston again the next day. He went 1-for-4 against the Atlanta Braves on June 30, followed by another 1-for-4 the next day and a 2-for-4 performance against Atlanta on July 2. From the 3rd through the 5th, he went 1-for-4, 1-for-3, and 1-for-5 against St. Louis.

He’s been getting hits every game, but not as consistently as before. In his last eight games, he’s only had one multi-hit game. Considering he gets to the plate four or five times a game, one hit isn’t going to get him to a .400 batting average. You need to average a multi-hit game to increase your chances, which is why it’s so difficult to get to .400 in a season.

Araes played 88 games this season. He has a .384 batting average with 121 hits in 315 at-bats. His recent slump has seen him slip to the .380s. That puts him behind only 1941’s Ted Williams (.406 final batting average), who hit over .400 in his final season. Williams hit .396 in 245 at-bats with 97 homers through 88 games that year.

Still, the potential for a quadruple-digit batting average is still alive. That’s because there are still 74 more games to go, and Arajes is good at driving in runs. He’s had 11 games with three or more hits this season, including three 5-for-5 and two 5-for-4 performances that blew people away. If he can get into his trademark drive mode, he can get his batting average up again.

Meanwhile, Florida completed the comeback drama in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the game 10-9. With the three-game winning streak, the Rays improved to 51-37 on the season and remained in second place in the National League East. They took the lead in the National League Wild Card race. They open a three-game series at home against St. Louis on July 7 and then welcome the Philadelphia Phillies to town before heading into the All-Star break. The Cardinals were 35-51 and in last place in the National League Central.

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