With his recent power surge, various members of the Boston media are saying David Ortiz is set to go on a batting tear.
But while his two home runs against Tampa Bay on Wednesday night clearly got people excited, it's a bit deceptive. In his last 11 games, Ortiz is hitting only .195/.267/.561. He is 8-for-41, with four doubles, one triple, and three home runs -- and no singles.
Flo has not singled since the first inning on September 7, nearly two weeks ago. He later homered in that game, so his last nine hits (and 11 of his last 13 hits) have been for extra bases.