Detroit Tigers: Week 4 Heroes and Zeroes

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May 3, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) looks on during batting practice prior to the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

#5 Zero: J.D. Martinez

We like to get the zeroes out of the way first in this column so we will start with J.D. Martinez.

There is no secret that J.D. Mart has struggled for the last couple weeks and has not been hitting for average for most of the season.

This has brought up the dreaded r-word, as in regression, or the one-year wonder worries for Detroit Tigers’ fans. All that talk is premature, especially considering when Martinez came up in late April last year it took him several weeks to come around and become the force he was for much of 2014. In other words, the guy is not immune from a slump here and there.

And slump he did last week, even getting a rare day off over the weekend in an attempt to get him back on track.

His slash line was .167/.200./.333, notching just four hits in 24 at-bats. Half of those hits were for extra bases (including a home run).

His struggles have been symbolic of most of the Tigers’ offense struggling since the first week and while J.D. find himself on the zero end of the list this week, he’s far from alone in his struggles.

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