After being rested on Wednesday and the Milwaukee Brewers having an off day on Thursday, third baseman Aramis Ramirez and left fielder Khris Davis are back in the Crew’s lineup for Friday’s opener of a three-game series with the New York Yankees at Miller Park. (h/t MLB Daily Lineups)
Ramirez is in the throes of a 5-for-56 funk since April 17. In those 17 games (16 starts and a pinch-hitting appearance), he has two homers and seven RBI, but has also bounced into six double plays while producing a .089/.209/.196 slash line.
To the naked eye of a fan, it appears he’s trying to yank everything to left field, which will produce lots of those nasty ground balls to the opposing shortstop.
Ramirez’s average has tumbled from .377 to .239 during the cold spell.
Davis, who played his way into the majors for keeps last year when he hit 11 homers in 56 games after being called up from Triple-A Nashville, is hitting just .223/.246/.405 this year with four homers and 10 RBI in 31 games.
Since going 3-for-6 in a 14-inning win at Pittsburgh on April 20, Davis is just 10-for-55 with no walks and 15 strikeouts. Seven of his 10 hits have gone for extra bases (three doubles, a triple and three home runs) but they’ve resulted in just five RBI.
Davis was 0-for-8 in the series against the Diamondbacks Monday through Wednesday.