Who’s Swinging the Lumber? J.D. Martinez has the hot bat in August

Sam Cohn
August 08, 2019 - 11:56 am
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J.D. Martinez is in the midst of a six-game hitting streak that has helped provide life at the plate for a struggling Red Sox offense. 

After being scratched from the lineup in the first game of Boston’s series with the Kansas City Royals, Martinez hit a ground rule double to right field and a single to left in Tuesday night’s 6-2 loss. Wednesday night, Martinez tied the game in the fourth inning with a two run homer to center and dug out an infield single his next time up. The Red Sox remain tied 4-4 with the Royals in the deciding game of the series with extra innings being postponed to Aug. 22. 

Martinez is batting .375 in the month of August, the highest on the team, and has tallied 25 home runs to go with 67 RBIs and 127 hits on the season. Next, Boston will host a four-game series with the Los Angeles Angels still 6.5 games back from the second AL wild card spot. 

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