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....
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: CJ McCollum agrees to max contract with Blazers

McCarthy not worried about Matthews, Peppers PED claims

Josh Gordon reinstated by NFL, suspended four games

Report: Florida QB Treon Harris to transfer

Jiu-jitsu athlete says he was kidnapped in Rio by men dressed as police

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

49ers’ Anthony Davis officially applies for reinstatement

Jordan speaks out against shootings, donates $2 million

Report: Cromartie may be forced to retire due to hip issue

Greg Jennings announces retirement from NFL

Vikings OT Phil Loadholt retires after seven seasons in NFL

Report: Yankees, Cubs in 'final stages' of Chapman trade

Cubs to acquire Aroldis Chapman from Yankees

Four potential challengers for Amanda Nunes' belt

Kevin Owes vs. Sami Zayn: An instance classic

Jags GM: Greg Hardy workout was to 'do our homework'

White Sox refused to tip Mariners’ clubhouse attendants in protest of new policy

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

Aldon Smith denies appearing in video with marijuana blunt

Twitter signs deal with to stream live MLB and NHL games

Julian Edelman is dating Adriana Lima?

NFL reportedly determines Peyton Manning didn't use PEDs

KD, Draymond Green booed in L.A. during Team USA exhibition

Top storyline for each NFL team heading into training camp

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker