August 6, 2006
SURE IS SLOWING DOWN, HUH?:
Numbers tell tale of 21: A lot has gone into RamÃrez's streak (Gordon Edes, August 6, 2006, Boston Globe)
Here's everything you'd want to know about the 21-game hitting streak Manny RamÃrez brings into today's game at Tropicana Field, which is the longest of his career (he hit in 20 straight in 2000, his last season with the Indians), is the longest in the American League this season, and is the longest current in the majors, Chase Utley's 35-game streak having ended Friday night:
# The streak is the longest by a Red Sox player since Johnny Damon hit in 29 straight June 10-July 17, 2005.
RamÃrez is batting .395 (30 for 76) during the streak, which began July 15. Baltimore's Miguel Tejada is baseball's hottest hitter since that date, batting .437 going into yesterday. [...]
# Since June 18, when RamÃrez was batting .281, his lowest average since the end of April, he is batting .371 (59 for 159). In those 42 games, RamÃrez has 14 home runs and 47 RBIs, and, entering last night's game, had a .440 on-base percentage, .729 slugging percentage, and 1.169 OPS.
He's third in the League in both slugging and on-base percentage overall. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 6, 2006 8:46 AM