Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 4/18/13
Will Middlebrooks started off the season extremely hot, the peak of this coming in a 3 home run game against Toronto in the first week. Since then Middlebrooks has taken a complete 180 at the plate, going from one of the hottest hitters in baseball to one of the coldest. After the 3 home run game Middlebrooks was hitting .320 on the year, after last night he is hitting .182, .018 points below the Mendoza line. In the last 8 games he has had 30 at bats, getting a hit in only 2, an atrocious .066 batting average. Middlebrooks slump isnt just in the last week either, he has been slumping since last July hitting .165 and striking out in 26% of his plate appearances. Middlebrooks has had only 86 plate appearances since July, an extremely small sample size to judge him upon but it is still troublesome. This is not good news for what looks to be the future slugger of the Boston Red Sox, so what could be happening to him? Pitchers are starting to figure out how to pitch around Middlebrooks....
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