David Ortiz Remains Red-Hot in May After Posting Career-High Numbers for April


David Ortiz Remains Red-Hot in May After Posting Career-High Numbers for AprilEditor?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.

You'd be hard-pressed to find a hotter hitter in all of baseball right now than David Ortiz.

The Red Sox designated hitter posted a career April, in which he hit .405 to go along with five home runs and 20 RBIs. 

After going hitless in his first game of May, Ortiz refound his swing in the series finale with Oakland with a pair of doubles.

He'll look to continue that on Friday when the Sox welcome the Orioles to town. If last year is any indication, Ortiz may be in for another big month after hitting .342 with 10 home runs last May.

Here are the Red Sox and Orioles temperatures for May 4. 

Red Sox
David Ortiz, 88
Darnell McDonald, 88
Will Middlebrooks, 80
Dustin Pedroia, 74
Mike Aviles, 72
Ryan Sweeney, 72
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, 69
Cody Ross, 68
Marlon Byrd, 68
Nick Punto, 61
Kelly Shoppach, 55
Adrian Gonzalez, 54

Robert Andino, 91
Matt Wieters, 90
Chris Davis, 84
Nick Markakis, 81
Adam Jones, 76
J.J. Hardy, 69
Ronny Paulino, 69
Nick Johnson, 68
Wilson Betemit, 67
Nolan Reimold, 66
Ryan Flaherty, 63
Endy Chavez, 47
Mark Reynolds, 44

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