Logan Forsythe And San Diego Padre Teammates Need To Be Swinging Hotter Bats

By John Raffel
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The San Diego Padres haven’t been hitting the ball well lately and have fallen to 40-42 after Sunday’s 6-2 MLB loss to the Miami Marlins.

At least Logan Forsythe is doing something with his bat. He needs to somehow get his teammates involved. He’s one of the few Padres swinging a consistent bat right now. That’s not a good idea for any team, which is having a lineup that is struggling.

Forsythe, San Diego’s steady second baseman, has been a good lead off hitter so far for the Padres. He’s batting .284 with three home runs and 11 RBI. Those aren’t bad numbers and could possibly be better.

But like the rest of his teammates, Forsythe’s bat has cooled off in recent games. In his last 10 games, Forsythe is 11 of 43 at the plate for a .256 average with one home run and four RBI. Ten games ago, he was batting .314. It’s the dead of summer, yet the San Diego bats have cooled off lately. Forsythe and others need to lead the way and get the bats to start doing the job again.

It’s getting close to the All-Star break and the Padres, at two games below .500, realize hitting slumps can put teams in a lengthy losing streak. The Padres are hurting right now and Forsythe, who is trying to lead the way at the lead off spot, has plenty he can still do to keep this club going in the right direction. Now is not the time to get into a slump. Who knows when it might end?


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