Abreu’s coincidental slump


In the fourth inning of the Yankees-Twins game on June 1, Bobby Abreu lined a ball off Nathan Blackburn’s face. Blackburn left the game but ended up being OK. Since then, however, Bobby Abreu has struggled. He was 0 for 1in his final at-bat of the day, and since June 2, he’s hitting .189/.241/.284 over 79 plate appearances. He’s struck out just nine times. So perhaps he’s just been unlucky. It’s scary to see a pitcher get knocked out by a ball, and it could be impacting the Yanks’ number three hitter.

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  1. brockdc says:

    Maybe it’s me, but it seems that Abreu has hit more hot shots right at opposing fielders this year than any other Yankee. As a whole, the entire team has seemingly run into a lot of bad luck with “at ‘em balls” this first half. Of course, this is all anecdotal on my part. Do any of you guys know how to statistically track this?

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  3. why cant matsui bat third and abreau hit fifth….

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