Monday, July 02, 2007
Julio Lugo is not a walk machine like Youkilis or a slugger like Wily Mo Pena, so he need to make solid contact to be a valuable offensive player. Unfortunately, Julio Lugo's line drive percentage has dropped 6.2 points from 2005 down to 13.9%, according to Hardball Times. His struggles do not appear to be a function of bad luck. And with two or more automatic outs in the lineup recently, the best way to put crooked numbers on the scoreboard is to hit dingers. As we know, the Local Nine has had trouble goin' yard (only 81 HR in 81 games, which is even below last year), and hence have had difficultly scoring runs. It is time for Manny or Big Papi to carry this team into the Break.
The Sox might want to try this...
...why the hell not.