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Granted the Orioles offense has struggled as a whole this season, but a closer look at Scott’s numbers reveals that he’s been slumping for much longer. Since last July, really.
In the first half of last season, Scott went 71-for-233 (.305) with 18 homers and 51 RBIs. He didn’t come close to those numbers post All-Star break, hitting .208 (45-for-216) with seven homers and 26 RBIs.
In 23 games played, Scott is hitting .187 including an 0-for-4 appearance with three strikeouts on Sunday. So, since last July Scott is just 59-for-291 (.203) with 10 homers and 34 RBIs. Not good.
This season, Scott is hitting equally dismal off right-handed pitching (.186) and left-handed pitching (.188) and has 21 strikeouts, second only to Adam Jones’ 25. He’s always been a streaky hitter, but this is an awful long downturn.