Truth & Rumors > MLB

Free-swinging Vlad suddenly hot

Views
14668
Comments
17

08:14 AM ET 05.20 | Vladimir Guerrero doesn't meet many pitches he doesn't like. Guerrero's impatience at the plate was borderline maddening early in the season -- detective John Kimble wasn't the only one complaining about a lack of discipline -- but right now, it's hard to take issue with Guerrero's happy hacking in the batter's box. The Orioles designated hitter is in a groove. Guerrero went 2 for 5 and drove in the Orioles' lone run in Wednesday night's 4-1 loss to the Yankees. It was his fourth straight multi-hit game. Ten days ago, his batting average was .267. Now it's a team-high .298. His power numbers are down -- four homers, 16 runs batted in and a .429 slugging percentage -- but with five doubles in the Orioles' past four games, there is reason to believe more big hits are on the way.

The Baltimore Sun

Buck Showalter, Getty Images Buck Showalter, Getty Images
May 20, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Vlad is getting hot ... the AL East must not air-condition the cellar.

May 20, 2011  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Vlad is getting hot ... the AL East must not air-condition the cellar.

lol

May 20, 2011  08:56 AM ET

Best bad ball hitter in baseball

Comment #4 has been removed
May 20, 2011  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Nice.....

Anything but nice, but unfortunately true.

May 20, 2011  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Anything but nice, but unfortunately true.

yea, i was gonna say...i know you're an O's fan!

May 20, 2011  12:13 PM ET

Must be taking a plank with him to the plate....

May 20, 2011  12:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

yea, i was gonna say...i know you're an O's fan!

Doomed to be an O's and 'Skins fan ... it's a family curse.

May 20, 2011  02:13 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Doomed to be an O's and 'Skins fan ... it's a family curse.

I got relatively lucky with the O's and Ravens.

May 20, 2011  02:55 PM ET

The Rangers are looking pretty smart rght now for signing Beltre instead of Vlad

May 20, 2011  02:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Best bad ball hitter in baseball

best bad ball hitter baseball has ever had

May 20, 2011  02:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Must be taking a plank with him to the plate....

always

May 20, 2011  02:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The Rangers are looking pretty smart rght now for signing Beltre instead of Vlad

ya think

May 20, 2011  03:00 PM ET

hall of famer no doubt

May 20, 2011  04:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Doomed to be an O's and 'Skins fan ... it's a family curse.

then come over and be a Ravens fan!

you know you want to!

May 20, 2011  10:06 PM ET

Vlad The Vambino !

 
May 21, 2011  07:09 AM ET

Clad is wasting his hits with no one on base in front of him. He could be 10000 degrees hot but nothing to show for multi hit gamea being stranded on second.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Woodson's next job
    Views
    5386
    Comments
    1102
  2. 2
    'Melo wants to be wooed (like, Howard wooed)
    Views
    1248
    Comments
    837
  3. 3
    Lee on the Yankees' radar (Burnett, too)
    Views
    12282
    Comments
    533
  4. 4
    Farrell defends Fenway's 'sleep room'
    Views
    1289
    Comments
    478
  5. 5
    Rangers pegged as unsportsmanlike divers
    Views
    3263
    Comments
    277

SI.com

SI Photos