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Detroit Tigers: Week 5 Heroes and Zeroes

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May 9, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez (28) slides in safe under the tag by Kansas City Royals third baseman Christian Colon (24) in the second inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

#3 Zero: J.D. Martinez

For a second straight week, J.D. Martinez finds himself on the zero end of the scale here. It was not an easy choice to include Martinez here because he did have a much better second half of the week, was getting on base more, and seeing the ball a bit better, but when you look at his entire week, it was a disappointment.

J.D. hit just .118 with two hits in 17 at-bats although he surprisingly worked eight walks. His strikeout numbers are through the roof, however, striking out eight times in the last week, second only to Nick Castellanos.

Detroit Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus tinkered with his lineup in an effort to get Martinez jump-started, flip-flopping him and Yoenis Cespedes in the lineup. It didn’t work as both players still couldn’t hit.

As I said, J.D. looks like he is slowly emerging from his struggles and the sooner he comes back the better.

Next: Yo Bueno

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