Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 6/17/13
Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer While David Ortiz has been assembling a scorching-hot season since returning from his Achilles injury in mid-April, his stats took an extended ice bath on Boston’s recent road swing. During the seven-game trip to Tampa Bay and Baltimore, Ortiz went three-for-26 (.115) with one home run and one RBI, was held hitless in four of those games and slugged .308. Contrast with that his most recent six-game home stand, where he went seven-for-27 (.259) with three homers — including a dramatic, ninth-inning walk-off bomb against the Texas Rangers on June 6 — and drove in a dozen while slugging .741. Is Big Papi’s sudden, chilly turn at the plate a cause for concern, or merely a blip? Looking at the season so far, it’s clear that as Big Papi goes, so go the Sox. And vice versa. The Sox went 3-4 on the recent road trip as Ortiz struggled. Conversely, at the end of April as the Sox reeled off wins in six of seven, Ortiz recorded five multi-hit gam...
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