Jed Lowrie is arguably enjoying the best season of his MLB career with the Oakland A’s in 2013. In 99 games, the 29-year-old shortstop and sometime second baseman has accumulated the following stats:
.291 average, 382 at-bats, 111 hits, 26 doubles, 8 home runs, .358 OBP, .421 SLG, .779 OPS
The 2005 first-round draft pick, who has suffered an injury interrupted career, has also never played this many games in a big league season. His previous career high came last year when he appeared in 97 games for the Houston Astros.
Though he torched the Los Angeles Angels’ pitching staff over the weekend, the Stanford graduate has actually endured some struggles in July. He’s hitting .226 during the month, as his batting average has dipped below .300 on the season. Historically, the month has not been kind to Lowrie. In nearly 200 career at-bats he’s hitting just .219. So, maybe there’s just something about July.
After game two of the series with the Los Angeles Angles on Friday evening, manage...