I don’t know what the deal with this guy is as this is something that is very hard to explain, but Mark Teixeira goes from one of the worst hitters in April to one of the best hitters in the entire league from May 1st on.
Here are his pathetic April numbers: 22 G, 81 AB, 11 R, 11 H, 2 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 17 BB, 18 SO, .136 BA, .300 OBP, .259 SLG, .559 OPS.
Here are his gaudy May numbers: 12 G, 50 AB, 8 R, 15 H, 2 2B, 4 HR, 16 RBI, 6 BB, 8 SO, .300 BA, .375 OBP, .580 SLG, .955 OPS.
I just don’t get it. How can somebody who is generally so consistent throughout his career just suck so badly in April. Whatever the reason, I guess it is better that he gets it over with and he doesn’t just randomly suck for a month during the stretch run.