Found August 30, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — David Ortiz is human. It’s a fact that was easy to forget as Ortiz raked for four straight months, and it’s a fact that we’re suddenly being reminded of as the 37-year-old stumbles through his worst slump of the season. Ortiz went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts as the Red Sox dropped Thursday’s series finale to the Orioles 3-2. Ortiz is now 0-for-22 over his last six games, dropping his average from .327 to .310 and his on-base percentage from .408 to .390 in that span. “[It’s a] timing thing and it looks like he might be trying to figure some things out at the plate, whether that’s thoughts that get in the way rather than just being free of mind and taking his normal swing,” manager John Farrell said Thursday. “But he’s he proving that he’s human. As strong and productive as his year has been, it’s not uncommon for guys to go through a stretch in which he’s in.” Ortiz, who sat out three games during the Red Sox’ recent West Coast interleague swing, hasn’t collected a h
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