David Ortiz Looking to Get Back on Track After Some Recent Struggles


David Ortiz Looking to Get Back on Track After Some Recent StrugglesEditor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days.

David Ortiz was scorching at the plate to begin the season, hitting .405 in April. The Red Sox DH has cooled off a bit recently, though, which is something he'll look to change against the Rays this weekend.

Ortiz enters Saturday's game marred in a 0-for-12 slump. His recent struggles have resulted in a significant drop-off in his battering average, as he's now hitting at a .310 clip for the season.

Ortiz has been and will continue to be one of Boston's most dangerous hitters, but he'll need to turn things around in order for the Red Sox to climb up the AL East ladder. The slugger will look to right the ship against David Price on Saturday.

Here are the Red Sox and Rays temperatures for May 26.

Red Sox
Kelly Shoppach 83
Kevin Youkilis 79
Scott Podsednik 78
Daniel Nava 78
Will Middlebrooks 72
Mike Aviles 67
Che-Hsuan Lin 67
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 65
Adrian Gonzalez 64
Marlon Byrd 63
David Ortiz 60
Nick Punto 59
Dustin Pedroia 56

Drew Sutton 88
B.J. Upton 87
Matt Joyce 81
Carlos Pena 71
Stephen Vogt 71
Luke Scott 71
Will Rhymes 69
Elliot Johnson 67
Rich Thompson 63
Ben Zobrist 62
Sean Rodriguez 62
Chris Gimenez 55
Jose Molina 54

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