|Ryan Howard struck out three times on Sunday.|
As for the American League, Carlos Pena is one of the few bright lights in Houston's dim batting order. He's now 3 for 19, .158 with no home runs and no runs batted in. The Astros, who seemed World Series bound after leading the majors with a 1-0 record, are now, predictably, 1-5.
Tiger DH Victor Martinez, who looked so promising in Spring Training, is now 3 for 21, .143 with no home runs and one measly run batted in. He's hitting behind three great sluggers. Torii Hunter is hitting.393, Miguel Cabrera is batting .304 (though he has not homered yet), and Prince Fielder is .261 with eight RBIs. Imagine how well they'd be doing if Martinez was getting more hits.
Before I move on, I want to mention a very interesting stat I heard on Sunday's Yankees vs. Tigers broadcast. At the start of the game Cabrera was batting .368 for his career against the Yankees. Of all players with at least 150 at bats against the Bronx Bombers (who have few bombers in their order right now) only two guys had better averages – a couple of nobodies named Ty Cobb and Shoeless Joe Jackson.
|Can Jay-Z get Robbie that $125 million deal?|
|Ranger fans let Hamilton have it after another strikeout.|
Hamilton left six runners on base, though Pujols and Trumbo provided enough power to salvage a game out of the series. "If I was somewhere else the same thing would be going on. It'll get better", said Hamilton, who got three hits on Sunday. (That was after he'd grounded out with the bases loaded in the first inning.) The Angels lost again. Hamilton is now up (?) to 4-25, .160, with no homers and two runs batted in. Is that what $125 million gets you these days?
|Halladay has not gotten past the fifth inning yet.|
"You really have to stick to your routine, stick to your program, prepare every day and let it come to you." Cole Hammels is also off to an awful start, 0-2 after allowing 16 hits, four home runs, and five walks in 10.2 innings for a 10.97 ERA.
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