Kyle Schwarber of the Philadelphia Phillies has the 151st-lowest batting average of all 151 hitters with regular major league plate appearances. He’s just 1-for-18 (60 hits in 318 at-bats).
It’s also the lowest among the 13 hitters currently on the Philadelphia roster, regardless of plate appearances. However, he is batting first in the lineup the most.
Schwarber started in left field on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
He led off the first inning with a double to right field. Trey Turner followed with an infield single to shortstop to put runners on first and third, but Schwarber was unable to make the tag on Nicastellanos’ fly ball to right field. Bryce Harper and Alec Bomb struck out the next two batters to end the threat.
Schwarber didn’t get another hit in his next three at-bats. The teams traded solo home runs in the fifth inning to send the game into extra innings tied 1-1.
In the top of the 11th, with runners on first and second, Schwaber hit a pitch to his left knee that slipped between first and second for a 2-1 lead. Turner followed with an RBI single to make it 3-1, and the Phillies held on for the win.바카라사이트
After going 0-for-6 the day before against Tampa Bay, Schwarber went 2-for-5 with a home run and an RBI on the day, raising his average slightly to .189. In his last seven games, he has six RBIs with two home runs.
Schwarber is a one-hit wonder with long power rather than finesse. He signed a four-year, $79 million deal with the Phillies through the 2022 season.
In 155 games last year, Schwarber batted just .211 with 46 home runs and 94 RBIs for an OPS of .827. This season, his ability to make contact has deteriorated further. He’s batting in the teens. In 86 games, he has 22 homers, 48 RBIs, and a .758 OPS.
The 22 homers are tied for sixth in the majors and tied for fourth in the National League. He has the fourth-most home runs on the team behind Matt Olson (Atlanta, 29), Pete Alonso (New York Mets, 26), and Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers, 23). He is first on the Philadelphia team.