Luis Arajes (26-Miami Marlins), who is on pace to hit .400 for the season, went cold at the plate in a single day.
Araúez started at first base and second base in the lineup against Baltimore on Sunday at Camden Yards in Maryland and went 0-for-5 with a walk. After the game, Arajes’ batting average dropped significantly from .386 to .380 (130-for-342). The day before, he had gone 5-for-4 to improve his .380 average by six runs. In his last seven games, he’s batting .333 (9-for-27), and if you extend that to 15 games, he’s batting just under .288 (17-for-59).
Araúez is on pace to become the first player to hit .400 since Ted Williams in 1941. He was hitting .400 until May 25 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was the team’s 78th game of the season. However, he went 1-for-4 on the 26th and hasn’t recovered since. The game against Baltimore on Sunday was Miami’s 95th game of the season. According to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, Williams batted .407 (110-for-270) in the team’s 94th game in 1941. After Williams, the longest player to maintain a .400 batting average was George Brett (then with the Kansas City Royals) in 1980 for 134 games. In 1993, John O’Leary (Toronto Blue Jays) also hit .400 for 107 games.
After the Baltimore trip, Arajes will begin a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals on April 18. Araúez is batting .333 (11-for-33) in nine career games against St. Louis and .353 (6-for-17) in four games this season. St. Louis’ starting pitchers for Games 1 and 2 of the series are Miles Mikolas and Jordan Montgomery, respectively.바카라사이트
He’s a long way from a .400 batting average, but his batting title potential is pretty high. Araúez is the No. 1 hitter in all of MLB, well ahead of Ronald Acuna Jr. (Atlanta Braves – .333). After winning the American League (AL) batting title last year with the Minnesota Twins (0.316), Araúez is looking to win the National League (NL) batting title this season. “He could become the first player since 1900 to win the AL and NL batting titles in consecutive seasons,” MLB.com noted.
Araúez came to Miami in January in a trade for starting pitcher Pablo López, and his career batting average is .327 (1755-for-574) with 17 home runs and 175 RBIs.